Update 5:45 am:
Officials confirmed an escaped inmate is back behind bars, but they're still searching for the woman who helped him break out of the Greene County Workhouse.
Authorities arrested Ronnie Shelton, 41, Tuesday morning in Pigeon Forge, according to the Greene County Sheriff's Department. Earlier that day, Sevier County deputies found the red Pontiac Grand-Am they believe he used in the escape.
Greene County deputies said they're still searching for Stacey Ann Lowe, who is accused of helping Shelton break out of jail.
Shelton escaped from an recreational area in the Greene County Workhouse on Saturday. He was serving a 30 day sentence for drug paraphernalia possession and criminal impersonation.
Anyone with information about Stacey Ann Lowe's whereabouts should contact the Greene County Sheriff's Department at 423-798-1800 or the nearest law enforcement agency.
(WBIR) Authorities continue to look for a man who escaped from the Greene County Workhouse on Saturday, but they have located a car they believe was used in the escape.
Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns said Monday that the Sevier County Sheriff's Department located the red Pontiac Grand-Am earlier in the day.
Ronnie Shelton has still not been located.
Authorities have also issued a felony arrest warrant for Stacey Ann Lowe for helping Shelton escape.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ronnie Lee Shelton or Stacey Ann Lowe should contact the Greene County Sheriff's Department at 423-798-1800 or the nearest law enforcement agency.
Authorities in Greene County are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Greene County Workhouse on Saturday.
The Greene County Sheriff's Office announced Sunday that Ronnie Lee Shelton, 41, escaped from an outside recreational area on Saturday. The Greene County native was serving a 30 day sentence for drug paraphernalia possession and criminal impersonation.
According to a release, he may also be in the company of Stacey Ann Lowe.
Greene County Sheriff's Office said Shelton has been known to frequent parts of North Carolina and South Carolina.
Authorities have issued a felony escape warrant for Shelton's arrest.
Escaped inmate description:
- Ronnie Lee Shelton
- 6 feet, 3 inches tall
- 170 pounds
- Blonde Hair
- Blue Eyes
- Known to travel in a red Pontiac Grand-Am, a white Mazda Six, or a silver-champagne Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greene County Sheriff's Department at 423-798-1800.