UPDATE: Escaped inmate back in custody in Jefferson County - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

UPDATE: Escaped inmate back in custody in Jefferson County

Jacob Hollis Wilson (source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office) Jacob Hollis Wilson (source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
JEFFERSON COUNTY, GA (WFXG) -

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says Jacob Hollis Wilson has been apprehended. The search for Wilson began on Thursday, May 18, after staff at the Jefferson County Jail realized he was no longer in custody. FOX 54 News Now has learned that Wilson was arrested at a home in Stapleton around 10:45 p.m. on Friday.

The sheriff's office believes Wilson escaped by using bolt cutters to cut through a perimeter fence at the Jail complex. Wilson was a minimum security inmate and trustee, awaiting trial on drug and weapon charges. The sheriff's office says new charges will be filed next week.

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