FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) - An inmate who escaped custody while being transported to Williamson County has been captured in Sallisaw, OK, about 90 miles from Tulsa.
Authorities have been searching for Jessica Osborne, 46, of Bowling Green, KY. Officials said she escaped custody around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17 while being transported from Wilson County to Franklin to face a fugitive from justice charge for theft.
A Williamson County deputy transporting Osborne stopped his patrol car near Henpeck Lane and Lewisburg Pike after Osborne said she needed a bathroom immediately. She escaped from a portable toilet in a construction area when the deputy was distracted and looked away for a few seconds.
Osborne stole a truck from a nearby construction site. It was recovered in Cole Hill, AR, on Saturday, five days after her escape on Sept. 17.
Williamson County Sheriff Dusty Rhoades said the incident is being reviewed, but it appears the deputy did not follow procedure.
Deputy Mike Jackson was suspended for three days without pay and given a reduction in rank after an investigation into the incident.
Williamson County deputies and U.S. Marshals searched for Osborne.
She was taken into custody after a traffic stop for speeding in a stolen Jeep Wrangle. The Jeep was reported stolen in Arkansas.
Osborne now faces escape charges. She also faces charges in Wilson County and Kentucky. She’s accused of stealing a box truck in Nashville last week and receiving stolen property in Bowling Green.