Escapee back in custody after 27 years on the run

Escapee back in custody after 27 years on the run

Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2008 9:35 pm

A former prison escapee with a connection to Obion County is back in Tennessee Department of Correction custody after 27 years on the run. Estill Murray, 50, had escaped from the former Memphis Community Service Center in 1981 while on work release, according to a press release from TDOC. At the time of his escape, he was serving a three-year prison sentence out of Obion County for passing forged checks. He had about six months remaining on his sentence. TDOC special agent Scott Miller tracked the inmate to a home in Millersville on Tuesday, according to TDOC, which reported Murray was using the alias Estill Webb when he was caught. “Whether it’s 10 years or 30 years, inmates on escape from the TDOC should know that we plan to pursue them until they are returned to custody,” TDOC internal affairs director Jerry Lester said. Murray is being housed at the Charles Bass Correctional Complex in Nashville. The case will be referred to the Shelby County District Attorney’s office for prosecution. Published in The Messenger 8.7.08

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