Two of three Macon County inmates now back in custody


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MACON COUNTY, Tenn. — Two fugitives wanted after escaping from the Macon County Jail have been taken into custody.

just added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list was .

Dylan Ferguson reportedly turned himself in to authorities in Hartsville, Tennessee, just south of Macon County. WTVF in Nashville reported Matt White was captured later that day in Bowling Green.

The third man, Jeffrey Strong, remains on the run.

The trio escaped from the Macon County Jail around 2 a.m. Wednesday after they pulled down a speaker from the ceiling of their cell, climbed into ductwork and got away. They eventually stole a Ford pickup, but then ditched it near a creek.

On Wednesday, there were reports that one of the inmates had been recaptured, but that information turned out to be false.

Deputies said they followed up on several leads after the escape, but up until Thursday none had led to any confirmed sightings.

On Wednesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added Ferguson to their Top 10 Most Wanted list.

Ferguson was charged in connection to a 2016 homicide and is considered armed and dangerous.

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