Tennessee inmate arrested in Illinois a week after escape

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DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) – A man who escaped from a Tennessee jail along with another inmate has been arrested in Illinois, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

Michael Bolden and Antoine Thomas overpowered a correctional officer at the Dyer County Jail on Aug. 30, took the officer’s keys and scaled a fence to flee. The officer was treated at a hospital for injuries.

Bolden was arrested without incident Friday night by the U.S. Marshals Service in Rock Island, Illinois, the Marshals Service said in a news release.

Thomas was taken into custody Aug. 31 in Dyersburg. He was treated for injuries sustained during the escape and returned to jail.

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