Chattanooga, TN – According to the statement, deputies are searching for Anthony Burnette.

The inmate escaped as he was being transported for a COVID-19 test.

Burnette was last seen entering the woods behind the health department in Grundy County.

He is handcuffed, barefoot and wearing orange inmate clothes.

According to the police officials, he is charged with drug possession and criminal trespass.

This story will be updated when new information is available.