Carter County

UPDATE: Carter Co. inmate back in custody

James Walton escaped on Monday

A Carter County, Tennessee jail inmate who escaped from a work detail on Roan Mountain on Monday is back in custody.

Sheriff Dexter Lunceford confirmed that James Walton, 47, was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Walton had reportedly had a fight with a fellow inmate on the work site just before he left the area at 3 p.m. on Monday.


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