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White man poses as black man in failed East Tennessee Jail escape attempt

August 28th, 2013 10:57 am by Chattanooga Times Free Press

White man poses as black man in failed East Tennessee Jail escape attempt

CHATTANOOGA — Hamilton County jail officers were able to stop inmate Kenneth Burnum from escaping at approximately 5 p.m. Monday.

Burnum claimed to be another inmate who was set to be released, but officers were clued in to a false identity when they discovered the inmate set to be released is a black man, and Burnum is white.

Burnum was charged with criminal impersonation and attempted escape.

Information from the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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