Final inmate captured after 6 escape through hole at Cocke County jail

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NEWPORT, Tenn. (WATE) — Police have caught the last Cocke County inmate still on the run after escaping from the county’s jail annex early Sunday morning.

Sheriff Armando Fontes says David Frasier was arrested just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday without incident in Forsyth County, Georgia. He is being held in jail there and will be extradited back to Tennessee.

The sheriff’s office says six inmates escaped after a water leak occurred behind a wall unit stainless steel toilet. The bolts holding the unit rusted out and there was prior damage to the concrete due to plumbing repairs.

The inmates then vandalized the lavatory, removing it from the wall, and gained access to a hole which led outside.

(Courtesy: WATE)
(Courtesy: WATE)

John Shehee turned himself in just after 8 p.m. Monday after his father talked him into it. Deputies say they spent the day following leads and contacting family and friends.

Harce Allen was arrested by undercover narcotics officers after receiving information from an anonymous source. A second person who was not an escapee was arrested after learning there were two outstanding criminal warrants for his arrested.

Eric Click, was arrested Monday afternoon during a traffic stop in Newport. He was the passenger in the back of a vehicle. Two other people have been arrested in connection with his capture and will soon be charged.

John Mark Speir was captured at a residence in the Cosby community. Two other people were charged for harboring Speir.

Inmate Steven Lewis was also captured after a foot chase by officers in the Carson Springs Community.