Tenn. escaped inmates caught in Florida

Tenn. escaped inmates caught in Florida
TDOC said Robert Lee Brown #436224 and Christopher Osteen #419675 were apprehended by law enforcement in Florida. (Source: Tenn. Department of Corrections)

HICKORY, Ky. (KFVS) - The Tennessee Department of Correction is reporting that two escaped inmates have been caught.

TDOC said Robert Lee Brown #436224 and Christopher Osteen #419675 were apprehended by law enforcement in Florida.

Details on how they were caught is expected to be released later.

Brown and Osteen escaped from northwest Tennessee on December 11.

Osteen was in prison for shooting a police officer in Jackson Tennessee.

He was serving an 8-year sentence for Burglary out of Madison County.

Brown was currently serving an 18-year sentence for Aggravated Rape out of Putnam County.

After escaping custody, the inmates reportedly committed several burglaries and thefts in this general area.

The Weakley County Sheriff’s Department attempted to locate a late 1980s to early 1990s red Ford pickup truck they inmates were last seen driving.

It was spotted shortly after 2 p.m. Friday traveling north on Highway 118 from Dresden, Tennessee.

Authorities said the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed to avoid a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper.

Citizens along the state line area in far western Kentucky were warned to be cautious.

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