3 inmates escape from Sumner County Jail; 1 in custody

SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Three inmates escaped from the Sumner County Jail Thursday night and one has since been taken into custody.

Sumner County Mayor John Isbell told News 2 the inmates escaped from the facility on West Smith Street around 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29.

The Gallatin Police Department identified the inmates as 40-year-old William Rutherford, 29-year-old Kenneth Campbell, and 43-year-old Elvis Bush.

Bush was captured around 2 a.m. on Friday, according to Sumner County Deputy Eric Craddock.

Rutherford is 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and orange jail shoes. Campbell is 6 feet tall and was also wearing a white T-shirt and orange jail shoes.

According to jail records, Rutherford was arrested on July 5, 2023, on charges of attempted second-degree murder, felon in possession of a weapon, aggravated assault, and tampering with evidence. Campbell was arrested on Oct. 11, 2023 on theft, felon in possession of a weapon, and numerous drug charges. Bush was arrested on March 11, 2022 on mostly drug charges.

Residents are urged to lock all doors and report any suspicious activity by calling the Sumner County Emergency Communications Center at 615-451-3838.