Advertisement

Tennessee fugitive still missing

Johnny Payne escaped from the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute on Saturday.
Johnny Payne
Johnny Payne(Alabama Department of Corrections)
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 3:52 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WAFF) - An inmate that escaped on Saturday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is still on the run from law enforcement.

Johnny Payne escaped from the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute on Saturday. According to Marion County Sheriff Ronnie Burnette, Payne was spotted in North Alabama around 11 p.m. on Wednesday driving a stolen vehicle.

Payne was in the mental health institute after threatening to hurt himself.

A pursuit began and continued through Scottsboro before Payne crashed his vehicle near Dutton.

Air units and ground units searched the area for several hours, but Payne was not found.

Payne has still not been captured by law enforcement.

On June 3, Payne escaped from the Elba Community-Based Facility. Payne was recaptured on June 5.

According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, Payne is a 5-foot-9 man, weighing 170 pounds, with blue eyes.

Copyright 2022 WAFF. All rights reserved.