Grundy County Deputies search for escaped inmate

Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an escaped inmate. Anthony Burnette escaped custody while he was being transported for a COVID test.

He was last seen handcuffed, barefooted, and wearing orange inmate clothing. Authorities say he was last seen entering the woods behind the health department. 

As of 5:47 p.m. Tuesday evening, deputies were still searching for Burnette. A Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter and a dog team have been deployed to help search for the inmate.

You are asked to contact your local law enforcement if you have any information.