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Fugitive task force arrests escapee from Tennessee jail

The Holmes County Jail is suspending all in-person visitation out of an abundance if caution. (Pixabay)
The Holmes County Jail is suspending all in-person visitation out of an abundance if caution. (Pixabay)(WJHG)
Published: Jun. 9, 2020 at 7:12 AM EDT
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A fugitive task force has captured an inmate who escaped a northwest Tennessee jail in April.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Monday that Herman Parker was found hiding in a closet in a home in Memphis.

Marshals spokesman Seth Bruce said Parker was on trusty status 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.

Parker also had warrants out of Shelby County for evading arrest and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Parker was arrested by the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, which has units in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

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