Grundy County Escapee Captured

Kenneth Jason Franklin

Kenneth Jason Franklin

An inmate that escaped from the Grundy County Jail has been captured. Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum says that Kenneth Jason Franklin was caught Friday night. Shrum says they were tipped off that Franklin was in Marion County, and arrested him around 8:30p.m.
Deputies in Grundy County are trying to figure out how an inmate went unsupervised and escaped.
Police say Franklin had a history of running from law enforcement.
Police say Franklin asked to use the bathroom Wednesday night during worship service and was allowed to go unsupervised where police say he crawled under a fence, and escaped through the woods.
Franklin was taken into custody April 9th after a pursuit that started in Warren County and ended with a crash involving a patrol car in Grundy County.