Update: Search for escaped prisoner continues in Franklin

The search for Joseph Ray Perkins continues in Franklin this morning after he escaped from THP custody outside of the Williamson County Jail.

Franklin Police, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, and Tennessee Highway Patrol are coordinating efforts to find Perkins, on the ground and in the air.

Perkins is likely desperate, and area residents should avoid being outdoors if possible. Residents should ensure that their homes and vehicles are locked. Please do not leave an unattended vehicle running, or with keys or a gun inside.

Perkins is a violent felon with a lengthy history. He is 6’2” and weighs 180 pounds. He was wearing a white t-shirt, gray shorts, and handcuffs.

As we continue to search for Perkins, area residents are urged to be vigilant. If you see Perkins, call 9-1-1.

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