TBI Puts Prison Escapee On Top 10 Most Wanted List

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has put an escapee from an East Tennessee prison on the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted list.

Jeffrey Lynn Carter, Jr., also known as “Bubba,” 31, is wanted for escape in Bledsoe County by the Tennessee Department of Correction. On Aug. 11, Carter was working on a Tricor dairy farm when he left work detail at approximately 7 p.m. Carter jumped from a tractor he was driving and ran into a wooded area where he is believed to be contained. He was serving a 21-year sentence at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex for convictions in Davidson County for aggravated robbery with qualifying priors and attempted aggravated robbery.

Carter is described as a white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5’8”, weighs approximately 165 pounds and has numerous tattoos on his arms and trunk. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, a white ball cap and green boots. He is a convicted felon and has a criminal history that dates back to 1996 which includes aggravated assault, theft, robbery, burglary, vehicle theft, vandalism, reckless endangerment, drug charges, escape, evading arrest and resisting arrest.

Law enforcement is aware that Carter has family and associates in Madison, Nashville, Ashland City and Gallatin and last lived in Millersville. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jeffrey Lynn Carter, Jr. is urged to call the TBI at 800 TBI-FIND (800 824-3463). There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his capture.


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