Two escaped Tennessee inmates die in North Carolina, third inmate at large

Published 12:18 pm Thursday, February 10, 2022

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Authorities in Tennessee say two inmates who fled jail with another man have died in North Carolina.

Tobias Wayne Carr, 38, and Timothy Allen Sarver, 45, died in Wilmington, North Carolina, the Sullivan County, Tennessee, Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

According to preliminary information, the men led authorities on a pursuit following a convenience store robbery in another part of North Carolina, and the vehicle was disabled, the sheriff’s office said on its Facebook page.

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No other details were immediately released.

The sheriff’s office said Johnny Shane Brown, 50, remained at large. The three men escaped from the Sullivan County Jail on Friday morning, the sheriff’s office said.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service have been involved in the investigation.