A Bluff City man on work release was arrested Friday and charged with escape after he failed to return to the Sullivan County jail.
Barry Preston Trivett, 29, of 352 Highland Dr., was on work release serving 115 days after being convicted of public intoxication, resisting arrest, possession of a schedule III drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Inmate Trivett had checked out at 6:10 a.m. on Thursday and was to return on the same date at 6:30 pm.
The Corrections Division received notice that Trivett’s brother was at the hospital and that he would be a little late.
Triv ett did not return to jail.