Tenn. inmates overpower officer to escape; US Marshals offer reward for information

Tenn. inmates overpower officer to escape; US Marshals offer reward for information
Michael Deshon Bolden and Antoine Lakeith Thomas are wanted for escaping Dyer County Jail on Sunday (Source: Dyer County Sheriff's Office)

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee are searching for two inmates who were able to overpower a correctional officer and jump over a 16-foot razor-wire fence to escape a county jail.

The Dyer County Sheriff’s Office says Michael Deshon Bolden and Antoine Lakeith Thomas left the jail just after midnight Sunday.

Officials say the two, along with a third inmate, Jashawn Branch, confronted a correctional officer during an inmate count before escaping from their cell and exiting the building. The officer was treated for injuries and released.

The sheriff’s office says Branch was spotted shortly after and taken into custody.

Authorities say the escapees have a history of assault and robbery charges.

Michael Deshon Bolden , and Antoine Lakeith Thomas are wanted for escape from Dyer County Jail that occurred 08/30/2020...

Posted by Dyer County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, August 30, 2020

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