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One escaped Fentress County inmate located, another still on the run

The Fentress County escapees were last seen wearing orange pants and white tee shirts near Highland Manor Winery.
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 11:38 AM EDT
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JAMESTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) - One of two escaped Fentress Country inmates has been found. Casey Ridenour is now in custody. Charles Kennedy is still on the run. According to the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office, Ridenour and Kennedy escaped Monday morning and were later placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted list.

Deputies said that the escapees were last seen wearing orange pants and white tee shirts near Highland Manor Winery, off of U. S. 127 South of Jamestown. After adding the two men to the TBI’s Most Wanted list Monday night, the bureau also offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to arrests.

In a release, Fentress County Sheriff’s Department officials confirmed that the two men stole a correctional officer’s vehicle before fleeing. The two were last spotted near Tinchtown Road, just East of Highway 127.

Casey Ridenour is described as 22-years-old 5 foot 11, 154 pounds, with brown hair, blue eyes possibly wearing glasses and has a brown beard.

Charles Kennedy is described as 35-years-old 6 foot 4, 145 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes, bearded and possibly wearing glasses.

Those with information about the individuals are asked to call 911 or the Fentress County Sheriff’s Department at 931-879-8142.

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