LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has called off its search for two inmates after one was found dead and the other was arrested.
According to a spokesperson with LCSO, both inmates were found in Morgan County. Eric Short was arrested, however, Michael Bowden was found dead at the scene.
LCSO says that the death was possibly caused by hypothermia.
The State of Alabama is handling the investigation and autopsy.
Authorities say inmates Short and Bowden rode off from their work area in Lincoln County on a yellow Honda foreman four-wheeler.
News 19 is working to learn Bowden’s official cause of death.