Man on the run for more than 2 years finally captured in E. TN

1:45 PM, May 16, 2013   |    comments
Brandon Saylor
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(WBIR-Kingsport) A fugitive who has been on the run for more than two years was finally captured Wednesday in East Tennessee.

Brandon Saylor, 29, escaped from the Kentucky Department of Corrections Marion Adjustment Center in March 2011.  He was serving a 17 year sentence on charges including burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, wanton endangerment, and fleeing and evading police. 

Saylor used an alias to avoid capture for over two years.  During that time, he was accused in a home invasion in Harlan County and an aggravated burglary in Tennessee.

Last month, agents thought they'd tracked Saylor down in Bean Station, but he eluded capture.

After an intensive manhunt, Saylor was located at a home on Whispering Hills Drive in Kingsport on Wednesday evening.  When law enforcement approached the residence, Saylor attempted to flee out a side door, but was met by US Marshals and taken into custody.

Saylor was transported to the Washington County Sheriff's Office where he faces charges of Aggravated Burglary.  

Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said "It's a privilege for us to be part of the Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force and to get this young man in jail who committed an $18,000 burglary including stealing guns. I know the public in Washington County was concerned and with him being in jail there are families here who can feel safer today. "

This investigation was a joint effort with the United States Marshals Service's Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force, the Washington County Sheriff's Department, Kingsport Police Department, Bean Station Police Department, Grainger County Sheriff's Office, Knox County Sheriff's Office, Blount County Sheriff's Department, and the Sevier County Sheriff's Department.

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