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BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The U.S. Marshals sought the public's help Thursday locating an escaped convict who escaped from a work camp Tuesday in Jesup, Ga.

According to the U.S. Marshals, Melvin Evins Nance, 40, ran away from the work camp, a Bureau of Prisons, after assaulting a BOP Corrections Officer. He then ran into the woods, where the U.S. Marshals said he eventually disappeared into the darkness.

Nance was not scheduled to be released from prison until December 2018.

Nance was considered armed and dangerous. The Jacksonville native had a history of resisting arrest and assaulting law enforcement.

In November 2009 Nance was convicted to 151 months for distribution of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon by the Middle District of Florida in Jacksonville.

Nance was captured and taken into custody just after 11 p.m. Thursday in Brunswick by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.