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1 inmate captured, 2 at large after escaping from DeKalb County jail

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Byron Ray Gibbs (L) and Daniel Trey Hamilton are still at large. (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office) Byron Ray Gibbs (L) and Daniel Trey Hamilton are still at large. (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)
Jack Mullican Jr. (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office) Jack Mullican Jr. (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)
Margaret Taylor (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office) Margaret Taylor (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)
Jessica Jenkins (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office) Jessica Jenkins (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)
Miranda Johnson (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office) Miranda Johnson (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)
SMITHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

One of three inmates who escaped from the DeKalb County Jail has been captured, according to DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray.

Ray said someone called dispatch at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday reporting someone yelling for help in an underground water drain.

The sheriff’s department used a backhoe to remove a drain grid and took 38-year-old Jack Mullican Jr., of Smithville, TN, back into custody.

Bryon Ray Gibbs, 32, of Alexandria, TN, and Daniel Trey Hamilton, 26, of Smithville, TN, remain at large.

Ray said Mullican told law enforcement he split off from the other two escapees in the drain and decided he was ready to give up.

A $150,000 bond has been set for the escape charge. He will appear in court on Dec. 7.

Mullican, Gibbs and Hamilton broke out of the jail annex overnight. Ray said they escaped from the back of the annex “through a door we believed they jimmied open.”

Three women have also been arrested for permitting or facilitating an escape. Margaret Taylor, 40, Miranda Johnson, 40, and Jessica Jenkins, 29, were all arrested Thursday.

The sheriff's office said Jenkins had conversations with inmates in the DeKalb County Jail by phone. After their escape from jail, Gibbs and Hamilton allegedly went to Jenkins' home in Smithville. They then contacted someone else to help them with their escape.

Johnson and Taylor are accused of later picking up the two men from other locations.

All three women are scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 7.

Ray said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are imminent in the case.

Mullican was jailed for a violation of probation and charges of aggravated burglary, theft of property, vandalism and a child support attachment.

Gibbs is a white male with short brown hair. He is 5'10" and weighs 149 pounds. He has multiple tattoos on his neck and tattoos on both arms. Gibbs was serving time for multiple charges, including aggravated burglary, vandalism and evading arrest.

Hamilton is a white male with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5'10" and weighs 137 pounds. He also has multiple tattoos, including a “money sign” on his right arm. Hamilton was serving time for violating probation and failure to appear in court. He is also facing charges in Polk County.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department at 615-597-4935, Central Dispatch at 615-215-3000, or the crime tip line at 615-464-6400.

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