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Adam Phillips, left, is escorted from a Roane County Sheriff’s Office cruiser by Sgt. Keith Emmert, center, and Sgt. Junior Templeton. Chief Deputy Tim Phillips, no relation to Adam Phillips, is in the background.
BACK IN CUSTODY: Escapee apprehended on New Hope Road

Adam Phillips’ time on the lam lasted a little more than a week.

The Roane County Jail inmate who walked off a work detail at the courthouse on Nov. 12 was apprehended Friday at a home on New Hope Road.

“He complied with everything we asked him,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said.

“He came to the front door and opened the front door and we took him into custody.”

Adam Phillips, 35, arrived back at the Roane County Jail in a police cruiser just before noon.