Bedford County Sheriff Making Changes To Secure Courthouse

Bedford-County-Sheriff-DepartmentBedford County Sheriff Austin Swing is looking at making changes in security at the county courthouse in Shelbyville.
Last month 24-year old Tristan McMahon escaped out of the courthouse right after being sentenced on drugs and weapons charges. McMahon has so far avoided capture.
A Bedford County committee has made a proposal to hire two more sheriff’s deputies and a correctional officer, all to be stationed at the courthouse for security. The Bedford County Commission still has to approve the recommendation.
Also, the sheriff wants the four doors on the first floor to be secured. One for prisoner transport and the other three would be used only as exits. The sheriff also wants people visiting the courthouse to go through a basement metal detector.
If you see, or know the whereabouts of 24 year-old Tristan McMahon, please call Bedford County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 931.684.3232, or Crimestoppers at 931.685.4300, to remain anonymous.