Sheriff's office looking for escaped inmates in Fentress County

Sheriffs are looking for escaped inmates 22-year-old Casey Ridenour and 35-year-old Charles Kennedy in Fentress County on Monday morning. 

UPDATE: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that one of the escaped inmates is in custody, and one is still at large. 

The TBI says Casey Ridenour was taken into custody early Tuesday morning. They say Charles Kennedy is still at large. 

Authorities say Kennedy is considered armed and dangerous. 

The Fentress County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating two inmates who escaped from custody on Monday morning.

Authorities are looking for 22-year-old Casey Ridenour and 35-year-old Charles Kennedy, who were both last seen near the Highland Manor Winery. Ridenour and Kennedy were wearing orange pants and white T-shirts.

Anyone who spots Ridenour and/or Kennedy is advised to call 911 or the Fentress County Sheriffs Department at 931-879-8142 immediately. 

Authorities described Ridenour as 5'11 and weighs 154 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He is possibly wearing glasses and has a brown beard. Authorities described Kennedy as 6'4 and weighing 145 pounds with brown hair and eyes. He has a beard and is possibly wearing glasses.

Both have been added the the TBI's most wanted list. The Sheriff is asking those who live near the Highland Manor Winery to be alert. They ask that nearby residents make sure keys are not left in vehicles and that their homes are locked. They warn that if there is a knock on the door to call 911 right away. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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