NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Serving an 81-year sentence for charges including kidnapping and armed robbery, Robert Houston Sanders escaped from the Tennessee State Prison on April 20, 1990.
When the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation created its 10 Most Wanted in 1993, Sanders was one of the original names added.
“He’s the only individual who’s been on the top 10 since we formed it 25 years ago,” TBI spokesperson Josh Devine told News 2.
Since its creation, an estimated 400 wanted suspects have been caught after being placed on the list. That includes murder suspects, people sought in missing children’s cases and jail escapees.
“By and large, they are individuals who are considered the most dangerous individuals out there who need to be in law enforcement custody,” Devine said. “Most times, we’ll put an individual on the top ten and the case will resolve within a day or two. That really for us proves the value.”