Rhea County Jail searching for missing inmate

This mugshot was listed under Richard Bynum on the Rhea County Sheriff's inmate information website. (Courtsey: Rhea County Sheriff's Department)

The Rhea County Jail confirmed to NewsChannel 9's Kayla Strayer Sunday night that it's looking for a missing inmate.

The Jail says 53 year old Richard Bynum was granted a furlough (which is a leave of absence) but never returned.

According to the Rhea County Sheriff's Department website, Bynum was first booked into the Jail on April 12, 2018.

It's unknown at this time what charges Bynum was facing.

Depend on NewsChannel 9 to update this story as it develops.

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