East Tennessee inmate escapes work detail, steals vehicle

Charles Lawson (Courtesy: Greene County Sheriff's Office)

GREENEVILLE, Tenn.  (WATE) – A Greene County inmate is on the run after escaping custody and stealing a government vehicle Sunday night.

Investigators say Charles Lawson was last seen on Old Asheville Highway near the South Greene Community.

The sheriff’s office says Lawson stole a four-door “Town of Greenville” Ford F-350.

The truck has a bent tailgate with government tags that say GY0397.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.