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UPDATE: Dewayne Halfacre, Jonathan Baxter back in custody Rutherford County after escaping Wednesday

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UPDATE:  Dewayne Lee Halfacre is back in custody, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officials say.

Halfacre and Jonathan Cody Baxter escaped from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Wednesday.

 Stay with Channel 3 for more on this developing story. 

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Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said the two men assaulted a detention officer and hopped the razor wire fence at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Dewayne Lee Halfacre, 43, and Jonathan Cody Baxter, 28, made their escape around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday. Both men were last seen wearing white T-shirts and orange pants.

Halfacre escaped earlier in 2018, staying on the run for five days and was captured in Marion County.

Multiple crews are searching the area with K-9 officers. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is also using a helicopter in the manhunt.

The detention officer was treated by paramedics at the scene.

Halfacre was on the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list last January and led police on a days-long manhunt near Chattanooga. He was being held on an aggravated assault charge.

Baxter was being held for failing to appear in court for a theft charge.

If you see either of the escapees, call 911 and give a description of where you spotted them. Do not approach them.

Anyone with information about their location is asked to call the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 615-898-7770.

Read more at WSMV's website.

 

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