Authorities searching for escaped jail inmate in Tennessee

(U.S. Marshals Service)
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped a Northwest Tennessee jail last month.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Tuesday that Herman Parker was on 'trusty staus' when he walked away from the Dyer County Jail on April 19.

A trusty is an inmate who is granted special privileges as a trustworthy person. When he escaped, Parker was being held on a felony drug charge and a probation violation for being a felon in possession of a firearm, the marshals service said in a news release.

Authorities say Parker is believed to be in the Memphis area. He has warrants out of Shelby County for evading arrest and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Anyone with any information on Parker’s whereabouts is encouraged to call 731-431-2803.

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