Two inmates escape from McMinn Co. jail

Two inmates escape from McMinn Co. jail

There are 11 comments on the WBIR-TV Knoxville story from Sep 8, 2006, titled Two inmates escape from McMinn Co. jail. In it, WBIR-TV Knoxville reports that:

Two inmates have escaped from the McMinn County Jail in Athens. Sheriff Steve Frisbie says the pair overpowered a guard shortly after three o'clock this morning, took his keys and radio and opened a door to ...

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unlisted

United States

#1 Sep 8, 2006
I WORK FOR THE MCMINN COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER IN MCMINN COUNTY AND I HOPE THAT THE STORIES OF THIS ESCAPE DOSEN'T TRY TO MAKE OUR OFFICERS LOOK BAD. THE MAIN REASON THIS HAPPENED IS THE SKELETON CREW AND THE FACT THAT THE SECURITY SYSTEM SUCKS.WE HAVE PUT IN FOR THEM TO HIRE MORE OFFICERS AND THEY KEEP TURNING IT DOWN. WE ARE OVER THE AMOUNT THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE JAIL AND IT JUST KEEPS GETTING WORSE. WE ARE NOW AT THE PEEK IN THE PAST 3 YEARS AT LEAST. THAT OFFICER IS A GOOD OFFICER, EXPERIENCED IN SITUATIONS MORE CRITICAL LIKE WORKING IN PRISON. CHRIS JOHNSON IS NOT WEALTHY HIS WIFE/GIRLFRIEND TABATHA JOHNSON LIVES IN THE PROJECT. ROCKY HOWARD IS PROBABLY IN MEIGS CO BY NOW
Unalegwa

Redmond, OR

#2 Nov 26, 2006
DUDE, learn how to not scream when you type.

As for the idiocy of McMinn County law enforcement, it was very well known before this escape, not much has changed.
jriggs

Tellico Plains, TN

#3 Mar 17, 2007
I think the McMinn County jail was to be a "Escape Proof Jail" when it was built. Within the first year some guys crawled out of a window (escape proof window), also how many other escapes has there been, even after the Huge fence the Sheriff wanted. There also was a Court Room built in the Justice Center when it was built, WHY not use it. There is several ways the County Sheriff can cut on expenses and use that money for one or two more guards. And yes I am not a BIG Fan of the Present Sheriff.
jriggs

Tellico Plains, TN

#4 Mar 17, 2007
OH and MY name is correct.
daysandknights

United States

#5 Mar 17, 2007
He He He He, they are criminals yep they break in to places then they can break out. Locks and doors and security systems will only stop someone who will let it. BUT we have to do the best we can to keep the criminals locked up as much as we can even alcatraz had some get out.

“Fair Government I think not”

Since: Mar 07

Athens

#6 Mar 18, 2007
Do not get me wrong, I am not knocking the Officer's in the Sheriff's Department. Things could be done different, and his money crunch could lessen with better management. Now if the situation was so bad why didn't the jailer call for a road officer to come in and help for a minute.

And yes people have escaped from Alcatraz, but not with a Officer's Gun, radio, and keys.
daysandknights

United States

#7 Mar 19, 2007
AH what can a person say everyone needs a gun, a police radio and a good set of keys to help escape. Especially the gun and keys part.
Kidd

AOL

#8 Jun 4, 2007
I've never been in any kind of trouble,but one visit to Mcminn co. justice center and I felt like a felon.The women at the front desk were the rudist and most unwilling to help.They need replaced with professionals instead of some cops family,or friends.Just because I try to leave comissary money for a friend who has made mistakes doesn't mean I should be treated like a piece of shit.I wish I could find somewhere to send this message where more people could read it.I'm sure others have had the same happen to them.

“Fair Government I think not”

Since: Mar 07

Athens

#9 Jun 4, 2007
Attend the County Commission Meetings and complain, or go to the McMinn County web site and get the list of Comminssioners and complain to them. It seems as Our Sheriff is really unfair to a lot of people. Wrecker drivers and Citizens alike.
jcm

Stafford, VA

#10 Feb 8, 2011
The crooks in that jail was running the place!
old perv

Quanah, TX

#12 Feb 24, 2011
run forrest run.

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