Inmate escapes from Bedford Co. work crew - WSMV News 4

Inmate escapes from Bedford Co. work crew

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SHELBYVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Three schools in Shelbyville were on lockdown for a short period of time Friday after an inmate walked away from a work crew.

Billy Gooch, 39, ran away from a Bedford County mowing crew, according to the county sheriff's office.

Learning Way Elementary, Harris Middle and Central High schools were all on lockdown for awhile but no longer by midday.

Gooch is still on the loose, and officials are searching for him.   He is described as 5 feet 10 inches and weighing 150 pounds.

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