Officer shot and killed at Tenn. courthouse; inmate, wife sought
By DUNCAN MANSFIELD
KINGSTON, Tennessee- A prisoner escaped Tuesday after his wife shot and killed a correctional officer accompanying the man to the courthouse, authorities said.
Authorities launched an extensive search for George and Jennifer Hyatte, Department of Correction spokeswoman Amanda Sluss said from her office in Nashville.
The incident began Tuesday morning after the inmate was sent to the Roane County Courthouse from Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex, where he is serving 35 years for aggravated robbery and aggravated assault, Sluss said.
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