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UPDATE: Escaped Inmate Found in TN

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) apprehended a South Carolina man wanted for larceny and for being a fugitive from justice on Friday morning in Williamson County.

Jason Carter, 39, of Columbia, S.C. escaped a mental institution in South Carolina at approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 2. It appears he stole a van from the Craft Farrow State Hospital (S.C.) and later purchased a Chevrolet Lumina.

The THP dispatched a be on the lookout (BOLO) for the vehicle at approximately 6:30 a.m. this morning. South Carolina authorities pinged the suspects cell phone and advised that the suspect may be traveling west on Interstate 40 near exit 182.

Just before 7 a.m., a trooper observed the suspect vehicle at the Fairview Inn located off of exit 182 from Interstate 40 westbound in Williamson County. Further investigation revealed that the suspect checked in to the hotel at approximately 4:30 a.m. today.

Tennessee state troopers on the scene contacted the agencys Special Operations Unit, who arrived and took the suspect into custody without incident at approximately 9:15 a.m.

Carter was transported to the Williamson County Jail where he will await extradition from South Carolina.

On March 27th, 2006, deputies responded to 419 Meldau Road in Seneca in response to a welfare check.  During their search, officers found the bodies of Kevin and Debra Ann Perkins inside a locked room in the basement with Carter inside with the victims.


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