Deputies search for inmate who left work detail in Gibson County


GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an inmate who walked away while working with a litter crew Wednesday in Dyer.

David Curtis Madding, 34, originally from Union City, is described as a white man standing six feet four inches tall and weighing 260 pounds, according to a release from the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office. He was last seen wearing tan, jail-issued pants and a fluorescent green t-shirt.

Madding was serving time for theft and robbery and was being housed in Gibson County for the Obion County Sheriff’s Office, according to the release. He was working with a sheriff’s office employee and other trusties when he walked away from the work site in the area of New Hope Road in Dyer.

Anyone with information on Madding’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office at 731-692-3714 or call your local authorities. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 731-424-TIPS (8477). All information will remain anonymous.

Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas included the following statement in the release:

“As the Sheriff of Gibson County I understand that with everything, not only here at the Correctional Complex, but in life; there are risks and rewards. Having a trustee walk away from a work detail is a risk every correctional facility that utilizes trustees face. The reward is that this particular litter crew is solely responsible for picking up over 124,000 pounds of litter from the Gibson County roads since January 01, 2018. There is no other litter crew responsible for the County roads and if not for these trustees then it would continue to collect in our ditches and along our roads. Our trustees here at Gibson County serve multiple communities around Gibson County to help supplement their existing workforce. This labor comes at no cost to the cities using them and if not for free labor these towns would run the risk of either not getting the jobs done that needed to be completed, or raising their city taxes to hire additional staff. Our trustees mow County properties, work at waste water treatment facilities, work at parks, and help numerous non-profits and churches in Gibson County. Their labor is invaluable to those utilizing it and we will continue the trustee work program. Every day is an opportunity to learn something and when something like this happens you learn what areas need to be addressed to minimize the risk of it happening again.”

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