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Dustin Lee Adams, Second Escapee From Chattanooga Jail, Nabbed in Georgia

by Matt Johnson and Corky Siemaszko /  / Updated 
Dustin Lee Adams, left, and Dylon Lafollette escaped from the Hamilton County Jail in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Dustin Lee Adams, left, and Dylon Lafollette escaped from the Hamilton County Jail in Chattanooga, Tennessee.Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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The second inmate who escaped a Tennessee jail earlier this week was back behind bars Thursday after he was nabbed across the border in Georgia following two days on the run.

Dustin Lee Adams was nabbed late Wednesday in Fannin County — some 90 miles east of the the Hamilton County Jail in Chattanooga — and he got there by apparently stealing some wheels, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department.

Dustin Lee Adams, left, and Dylon Lafollette escaped from the Hamilton County Jail in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Dustin Lee Adams, left, and Dylon Lafollette escaped from the Hamilton County Jail in Chattanooga, Tennessee.Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

Adams, 25, was charged with multiple counts of auto theft, auto burglary, multiple fraudulent uses of credit/debit cards, and other charges before he was returned to Tennessee, sheriff’s officials said.

The sheriff's office did not divulge how they tracked Adams down, but the department said they nabbed the escapee with help from both Tennessee and Georgia law enforcement as well as the U.S. Marshal's Office.

His fellow escapee, 19-year-old Dylon Lafollette, was captured Monday just hours after their early morning breakout from the Hamilton County Jail.

It was the first successful breakout from the jail in 15 years. The two were being held in a minimum security section of the jail and officials believe they got out by breaking a window and removing the screws holding a security barrier in place.

Adams Adams was locked up for possession of a firearm, auto theft and burglary, officials said. Lafollette was in jail for theft of property and criminal conspiracy.

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