Tennessee jail inmates Tobias Carr and Timothy Sarver died after police chase


Two of three inmates who escaped from a Tennessee prison through an air vent last week have died after a police chase in North Carolina, authorities said.

Tobias Carr and Timothy Sarver — who escaped from Sullivan County Jail early Friday — led law enforcement in a pursuit after they allegedly robbed a convenience store in Tar Heel State, police said Monday .

The multi-jurisdictional pursuit ended when the duo crash-landed in Wilmington, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office:

It is unknown how Carr and Sarver died.

The third escaped inmate, Johnny Brown, was still at large Thursday morning, authorities said.

The trio had exited the prison through an HVAC vent in the ceiling of their cell that led them to the roof.

Tobias Carr and Timothy Sarver led law enforcement in a pursuit after they robbed a convenience store in Tar Heel State, police said Monday.
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office

An internal review of the daring escape is ongoing, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said in a statement released Wednesday.

Cassidy said all vents in the prison have been inspected and additional steps to secure them have been taken.

“We can say that a combination of institutional failure and human error allowed inmates to escape the way they did,” Cassidy said.

The third escaped inmate named Johnny Brown remains at large, as the trio had exited the prison through an HVAC vent in the ceiling of their cell.
The third escaped inmate named Johnny Brown is still at large, as the inmates had exited the jail through an HVAC vent in the ceiling of their cell.
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office

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