BREAKING NEWS: Knox Inmate escapes from jail

Harley David Smith

The Knox County Sheriff’s office is looking for the community’s help in finding a Knox County Detention Center inmate that escaped this afternoon.

According to jail officials, Harley David Smith (a jail trustee) ran away from the correctional facility during evening meal preparation.

Smith waited until a side door was opened (to allow a female deputy to enter the facility). Smith ran past the guard and was last seen sprinting down jail street towards the floodwall.

Smith is 5’11” weighs 185 and was wearing dark blue pants, a white t-shirt and black and white tennis shoes when he left jail property.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of this inmate, please call 911.