Escaped convict captured in Kingsport

Rain Smith • May 16, 2013 at 11:21 AM

A man who escaped from a medium to minimum security correctional facility in Kentucky more than two years ago has been apprehended in Kingsport, with federal authorities saying he also faces burglary charges in Washington County, Tenn.According to a press release from the U.S. Marshals Service, Brandon Saylor, 29, was located Wednesday evening at 1768 Whispering Hills Drive. As law enforcement approached he reportedly attempted to run out a side door, but was met by waiting Marshals and taken into custody. Multiple other agencies assisted in the investigation and capture, including the Kingsport Police Department, Washington County Sheriff's Department and Bean Station Police Department. Saylor escaped the Kentucky Department of Corrections Marion adjustment Center in March of 2011. The Marshals Office says he was incarcerated in the facility, located seven miles from Lebanon, Ky., on convictions of burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, wanton endangerment, and fleeing and evading police. He had reportedly used an alias over the past two years to avoid capture. In February of this year Saylor allegedly stole firearms during a home invasion and robbery in Harlan County, Ky. The U.S. Marshals Service was asked for assistance in locating and arresting Saylor, with an extensive manhunt leading into East Tennessee.Following his arrest in Kingsport Saylor was transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he faces charges for another burglary in that jurisdiction. “It’s a privilege for us to be part of the Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force and to get this young man in jail who committed an $18,000 burglary, including stealing guns," stated Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal in a press release. "I know the public in Washington County was concerned, and with him being in jail there are families here who can feel safer today. ”

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