One of Two Inmates Still on the Run After Cannon County Escape

Jul 05, 2023 at 11:49 am by WGNS News

Photo: Justin Michael Anderson who remains at large.

Cannon County, TN - One inmate who escaped from Cannon County authorities has been recaptured and another is still on the run. Inmate Cory Foster was taken back into custody on Sunday, July 2, 2023 after escaping about 5-days ago.

Meanwhile, law enforcement is still on the search for inmate Justin Michael Anderson who remains at large. The Cannon County Sheriff’s Office says that Anderson’s whereabouts are unknown. Justin Anderson is a 51-year-old white male who stands 5 foot 11 inches tall. The man has brown hair that is balding on top, and green eyes, weighing 194 pounds. Anderson was last seen wearing orange pants with no shirt and no shoes. He was last spotted in the area of Doolittle Road and Roach Hollow Road in Cannon County on Friday, June 30th.


On April 20, 2023, Deputy T. Boling observed a black Ford Explorer with no taillights driving on College St. He conducted a traffic stop and the driver was identified as Justin M. Anderson, who was requested to exit his vehicle. Instead, he immediately put his vehicle in drive and attempted to evade, according to Cannon County officials. During the pursuit, a passenger jumped from the moving vehicle, causing bodily injury. The suspect was given immediate medical aid by supporting officers.

The pursuit ended when the vehicle lost control, running off the roadway, striking a tree. Anderson was placed under arrest. Deputies reported that multiple baggies containing methamphetamine were located in his pocket. Deputies reported they also located large amounts of drug paraphernalia, small baggies, scales along with a total of 329 grams of methamphetamine, and a total of 15 grams of marijuana.

Mr. Anderson was charged with Evading arrest, Resisting arrest, False imprisonment, Reckless endangerment, Vandalism, Unlawful possession of firearm by convicted felon, Possession of meth with intent to distribute, Possession of sched. 6 (marijuana), Maintain a Dwelling, Drug Paraphernalia, along with multiple traffic citations.

Again, the Cannon County Sheriff’s Office reports that Anderson escaped their custody and remains on the run. Anyone who sees someone matching the description of Anderson or knows his current location needs to call 911 immediately.

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