Deputies capture 2 escapees from Anderson County Detention Facility

Two inmates escaped from the Anderson County Detention Facility Sunday, according to officials with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
Two inmates escaped from the Anderson County Detention Facility Sunday
Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 7:53 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2022 at 11:25 PM EDT
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ANDERSON CO., Tenn. (WVLT) - Two inmates of the Anderson County Detention Facility walked off a work crew and escaped in a car on Sunday evening but were quickly captured, according to Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Tyler Mayes.

At 5:53 p.m., the sheriff’s office was told that Rose Phillips, 47, and Kristie Craig, 49, escaped and drove off from the facility, Mayes said.

They were both back in custody less than 30 minutes later, according to Mayes.

“The quick apprehension of the inmates was critical and a testament to the incredible job our patrol deputies do,” Sheriff Russell Barker said.

Phillips had underlying charges of failure to appear, child support attachment and manufacture/deliver/sell/possession of methamphetamine. Craig had underlying charges of violation of probation, failure to appear, criminal capias and simple possession. Both inmates are now facing escape charges.

Mayes confirmed there was an active investigation into their escape.

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