Tennessee Escapee Captured In NC

Authorities say Grady Edwards, who was possibly spotted this week in Washington with his son after escaping from a Tennessee prison, was captured Friday in Wilmington.

Authorities say Grady walked away from a minimum-custody work crew on Tuesday at the Northeast Correctional Complex-Annex when he left a work detail in Carter County.

The Department of Correction's Office of Investigations and Compliance tracked Edwards to a location in Wilmington, North Carolina and apprehended him with assistance from the Wilmington Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff's Department.

Edwards' wife, Julia Edwards and her son Kevin Roberson, were also taken into custody and charged with being accomplices in the escape.

Edwards was located at a shopping mall and was taken to the local jail pending extradition back to Tennessee where he will face escape charges.

Edwards was serving a six-year sentence for theft and burglary. He would have been eligible for parole in 2013 but could now face up to six additional years for escape.


An escapee from Tennessee may be in Eastern Carolina.

Authorities say Grady Edwards was possibly spotted this morning in Washington with his son. They may be in a red Dodge Dakota pickup truck with a white stripe down the side.

The 38-year-old Edwards walked away from a work detail in Mountain City, Tennessee Tuesday morning. The Tennessee Department of Correction says Edwards was a minimum custody inmate who would have been eligible for parole next year.