Authorities search for man who escaped Tennessee jail

  • Authorities search for man who escaped Tennessee jail

Authorities search for man who escaped Tennessee jail

The Macon County Sheriff's Office told WTVF they worked well into the night chasing down Dylan Ferguson, Matthew White and Jeffrey Strong.

Dylan Cecil Ferguson is wanted for Criminal Homicide. Reports said the trio dug a tunnel in their jail cell and got out through a wall. A current booking photograph was not immediately available, but a TBI Agent did capture the attached image shortly after authorities brought Ferguson back into custody.

A manhunt is under way in Tennessee after three people - one of them a murder suspect - escaped from a county jail Wednesday. His body was found in a wooded area near Shrum Hollow Road in Macon County in August 2016. The bureau had added him to their Top 10 Most Wanted list Wednesday morning.

Ferguson is a 6-foot-2-inch tall white male, with brown hair and green eyes, according to the TBI. They eventually stole a Ford pickup, but then ditched it near a creek.

Cops later found the truck in Lafayette, and called in a K-9 unit to track down the loose inmates. The Bureau is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to Ferguson's arrest.

Ferguson was reportedly awaiting trial for homicide while Strong and White were being held on drug and theft convictions.