TOOMBS COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – After more than a week on the run, an escaped inmate is back in custody, the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) announced.
Around 10 a.m. Saturday, TCSO said a deputy from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office encountered Robert Presgraves as he was walking on Highway 56 near Mount Vernon. The 39-year-old was taken into custody without incident.
According to the sheriff’s office, Presgraves escaped from the Toombs County Courthouse on Thursday, May 5, after he overpowered a jailer in a transport vehicle. TCSO said Presgraves was on bond for various drug charges and a weapons charge.
At the hearing, he was sentenced to prison and was to be transported to the Toombs County Detention Center. He attacked the jailer, escaped the transport vehicle and fled south on foot, TCSO said.
Deputies said Presgraves ran to an Enmarket gas station where he stole a Pineland Paper delivery truck. He was on Old Kirkland Road heading towards Weyerhaeuser Road in Lyons. The car was found at the dead-end on Mount Moriah Road near the Tattnall County line, TCSO said.
Presgraves now faces new charges of escape, simple batter and theft of a motor vehicle.
TCSO said he told the Montgomery County deputy he was “tired of running” when he was taken into custody.
“Thank you to the Montgomery County County Sheriff’s Office for bringing this escape investigation to a close,” TSCO stated.
TCSO has also now charged Presgraves with escape, simple battery, and theft of a motor vehicle.