Shelby County Corrections Center Inmate Leaves Work Detail
January 31, 2012
|Officers are searching for a Shelby County Corrections Center inmate who walked away today from a work detail in south Memphis.
Tommy Lee Hodges, 25, was part of a 7-man crew to cut grass and pick up trash at the abandoned Rose Hill Cemetery off Elvis Presley Boulevard. A supervisor noticed him missing from the cemetery just before 11 a.m.
Hodges was serving a 3-year sentence for burglary and was eligible for parole this April. He and other correction center inmates who meet certain qualifications are permitted to work at various government facilities, non-profit organizations and other places throughout Shelby County.
Hodges is African-American, stands 5 tall, weighs 175 pounds and has long braids.
He was wearing a light blue, long-sleeved shirt with the letters "SCCC" in yellow across the back. The sides of his blue jeans were also trimmed with the yellow letters.
Hodges also has two tattoos. The word "VALLEY" is on his right arm. On his left arm are the letters "RIP"
Anyone with information about Tommy Lee Hodges is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH (2274) or the Shelby County Corrections Center at (901) 377-4677.