Authorities arrest inmate attempting to escape Bedford County Workhouse

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SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Authorities have arrested an inmate who reportedly attempted to escape the Bedford County Workhouse and the man accused of helping him.

Shelbyville police received a tip early Wednesday that Todd Smith, an inmate at the Bedford County Workhouse, planned to escape with the help of Charles Deason.

Police worked with detectives at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and authorities were able to intercept Smith as he attempted to escape the workhouse property to a vehicle where Deason was waiting.

Smith was charged with escape while Deason was charged with facilitating the escape.