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Two inmates that escaped from the Sevier County Jail on Monday are back in custody.

Sevier County Inmates Fled in Stolen Car, Captured in Decatur

Two inmates that escaped from the Sevier County Jail on Monday are back in custody and facing additional charges.

Guards monitoring surveillance cameras spotted Robers A. Sosa, 27, and Clyde Lee Martin, 34, jumping the perimeter fence just after midnight on Monday. The inmates managed to evade a foot pursuit by corrections officers and a search by members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team, Sevierville Police Department and U.S. Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force.

Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals announced Monday evening that the pair had been taken into custody without incident behind a fast food restaurant in Decatur, Tenn. by the Decatur Police Department and Meigs County Sheriff’s Office. They were in a Chevrolet truck reported stolen earlier in the day from a hardware store in downtown Sevierville.

Robert A. Sosa, 27, of Sevierville, escaped from the Sevier County Jail.

Robert A. Sosa, 27, of Sevierville, escaped from the Sevier County Jail.

Clyde Lee Martin, 34, of Sevierville, escaped from the Sevier County Jail.

Clyde Lee Martin, 34, of Sevierville, escaped from the Sevier County Jail.

Sosa and Martin are being held in the Meigs County Jail awaiting transport back to Sevier County where they will face additional charges of Felony Jail Escape, Criminal Conspiracy and Vandalism in addition to the charges for which they were originally incarcerated. Martin was being held on a $15,000 bond for Theft over $10,000 and Violation of Probation. Sosa was being held on a $75,000 bond for Assault, 2 counts of Auto Theft, Aggravated Burglary, Evading Arrest and Violation of Probation.

Seals thanked all the law enforcement agencies that assisted in the search for the escaped inmates.

An investigation was launched to determine how the inmates got out of the jail facility, but authorities said they are not releasing that information due to security reasons.

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