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Escaped Inmate Caught

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Timothy Metrakos was laying gravel yesterday (10/18) with three other inmates just east of Moultrie when he made a break for freedom.

Warden Billy Howell says he checked on the road crew around noon, but by the time he had arrived back at his office fifteen minutes later, on-site supervisors were calling about Metrakos' escape.

Metrakos was captured around 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon with the help of a Georgia State Patrol helicopter, a K-9 Unit.

Howell said Metrakos had apparently walked one and a half to two miles along a set of railroad tracks close to where he had been working. He was found hiding in bushes just off the tracks.

Metrakos has been in prison since 2005 for kidnapping and other charges. Now, he faces felony charges for escaping incarceration, which will mean an additional one to five years on his current sentence.


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