Ga. inmates who escaped from work detail in custody

The Colquitt County Sherriff's Office announced the capture of inmates Benjamin David Burns and Emanuel Xavier Smith on Facebook

UPDATE: 11:45 p.m. CST

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Colquitt County Sherriff's Office announced on its Facebook page Friday that the two escaped inmates have been captured.

Benjamin David Burns and Emanuel Xavier Smith are back in custody. They were captured in Hamilton County, Florida. No other details on their capture were released.


By Savannah Donald
The Valdosta Daily Times

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Local authorities have issued a statewide BOLO for two escaped Colquitt County Prison inmates.

Police are currently searching for Benjamin David Burns — born October 22, 1999, 5-foot-6, 130 pounds, a white male with blue eyes and brown hair — and Emanuel Xavier Smith — born February 16, 1987, 5-foot-7, 148 pounds, a black male with brown eyes and black hair.

The pair were last seen at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon and had been assigned at the Colquitt County Roads and Bridges office. Both were last seen wearing blue striped pants and white prison uniforms.

The Department of Corrections, Fugitive Squad and a K-9 unit from Valdosta are currently assisting in the search, with the combined efforts of Mitchell County Prison, Decatur County Prison, Valdosta State Prison, Calhoun State Prison, Autry State Prison, Colquitt County Sheriff’s Department and the Moultrie Police Department.


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