TOOMBS COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – The Toomb’s County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) says an escaped inmate is now back in custody.
TCSO officials confirmed with WSAV Wednesday morning that Jacquez Burke, 27, was captured.
According to TCSO, a bystander witnessed Burke walking alongside a roadside ditch after 6:30 a.m. in Vidalia.
The bystander called 911. Officers responded to discover Burke, who then ran back into a wooded area. Officers followed where they were able to capture Burke.
TCSO says no one was injured during the arrest.
TCSO says Burke escaped Tuesday night when Laurens County Sheriff’s Office deputies were transporting inmates to the Toombs County Jail. Officials say a gate did not close completely.
Officials say Burke jumped out of the vehicle the inmates were being transported in and ran into a wooded area.
Multiple agencies worked together in the search for Burke and to return him to custody.