published Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

TBI captures inmate who escaped from Meigs County

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has announced the capture of a man who fled from the Meigs County Jail over the weekend.

Christopher Eric Millsaps, 28 of Georgetown, escaped from the Meigs County Jail Sunday night, TBI officials said.

Millsaps was serving time for felony methamphetamine manufacturing charges, authorities said.

“Through the assistance of a cooperating citizen, TBI was able to make contact with Millsaps while he was on the run and he agreed to turn himself into TBI agents last night,” TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm states in a news release.

Millsaps was taken into custody at the Save A Lot grocery store on Highway 58 in Georgetown, Helm said. He was charged with escape.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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