Man captured hours after being added to Top 10 Most Wanted list

Ezekiel Thompson (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

COCKE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was captured hours after being added to the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted list.

Ezekiel Thompson is accused of assaulting an officer at the Cocke County jail before escaping Thursday morning, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

According to a press release, authorities received information Thompson was spotted walking along Lincoln Avenue in Newport, Tennessee.

The TBI says, a short time later, he was located and arrested by a Cocke County deputy.

He faces charges of felony escape, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment.