UPDATE: Escaped inmate in Jefferson County captured

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Friday, May 19 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) Deputies say Jacob Hollis Wilson was arrested at a home near Stapleton, Georgia around 10:45 pm. Additional charges will be filed next week.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Multiple law enforcement agencies are assisting in the search for an escaped inmate in Jefferson County.

Jefferson County deputies say inmate Jacob Wilson walked off a work detail at the detention center around 4:45 Thursday. He cut a hole in the fence with bolt cutters and ran into a wooded area.

Wilson was a minimum security inmate and was a trustee that worked in and around the inside perimeter of the jail. Wilson was last seen at 3:45 pm on video at the jail while doing his work.

Wilson is 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a set of khaki colored coveralls with white, gray and blue tennis shoes.

Deputies say Richmond County K-9 units and state patrol air support are assisting with the search.

Wilson was awaiting trial on drug and weapons charges.

Colonel Clark Hiebert with the sheriff's office says they do not believe Wilson is far from the detention center. They have recovered items believed to be Wilson's. He says a quarter mile perimeter has been set up.

This is a developing story - we'll bring you more details as soon as they become available.

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