Escaped Shelby County inmate found hiding with wife inside of her home


Jacqueline Smith-Mason and Terry Mason

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A minimum security inmate who escaped from the Mark Luttrell Transition Center is back in police custody.

According to a press release, Terry Mason was found hiding with his wife, Jacqueline Smith-Mason, inside of her home on the 3400 block of Cloudland Drive in Memphis.

Authorities say Smith-Mason picked up her husband somewhere in North Memphis on Saturday.

Both were arrested without incident.

Terry was discovered missing around 10 p.m. Saturday night after he never returned from his place of employment. Shorty after he was discovered missing, his wife pleaded for her husband to turn himself in.

She said he only had a few months left on his sentence for robbery.

Terry is being charged with escape and will be transported to a maximum security facility. Authorities are expecting to charge Jacqueline with accessory after the fact.

She will be transported to a Shelby County facility.

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