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Authorities Capture Peach County Jail Escapee

6:44 PM, Dec 3, 2010   |    comments
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FORT VALLEY, Ga. -- Authorities say a Byron man who escaped from the Peach County jail has been captured after two days.

Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese says 21-year-old Damon Lee Ferguson was caught Friday about half a mile from the jail. Deese says Ferguson had apparently been hiding under a home since his escape around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Fort Valley police officers arrested Ferguson without any incident around 11:45 a.m. Friday.

Ferguson was arrested Oct. 21 was in jail on charges including theft, burglary and failing to register as a sex offender. Deese says Ferguson escaped by jimmying the lock on his holding cell when the booking officer walked away.

Deese says Ferguson now faces an additional charge of escape.

Associated Press

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