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Inmate walks away from work detail in Johnson County

Staff reports • Sep 25, 2012 at 2:51 PM

MOUNTAIN CITY - An inmate at Northeast Correctional Facility in Mountain City escaped Tuesday while on work detail, according to the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

Grady Edwards, a non-violent offender, walked away from work detail at NECX Annex this morning. He was a minimum custody inmate. The TDOC Office of Investigations and local law enforcement are searching for Edwards.

He would have been eligible for parole next year.