Runaway inmate has been captured by law enforcement, officials say


The Shelby County inmate, Samuel Bridges has been captured, according to the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

A Sheriff's Office spokesman told us investigators received a tip where Bridges may be, and he was captured at Shelby Dr. and Tulane Rd.

Investigators said he abandoned the county van and was inside a different car when he was arrested.

Bridges was not supposed to leave the compound.

Details on how he was able to escaped are still being learned.

This is a breaking story. Check back for updates. 


Original Report: 

An inmate is on the run.

Samuel Bridges was last seen on Tuesday afternoon leaving a worksite near the Shelby County Department of Corrections in a white Ford cargo van.

Officials say Bridges stole a 2013 white Ford E350 cargo van while at a worksite.

The vehicle’s license number is 7894-GB

While fleeing the scene, Bridges did strike an employee with the vehicle, but no serious injuries were reported, according to officials.

Bridges is described as 6'03", 210 lbs, and fair complexion with a light beard.

Bridges was serving a two-year sentence for Theft of Property.

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