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Man arrested on 28th Street after escaping custody in handcuffs

(Source: Parker Branton/WTVM) (Source: Parker Branton/WTVM)
(Source: Parker Branton/WTVM) (Source: Parker Branton/WTVM)
(Source: Parker Branton/WTVM) (Source: Parker Branton/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A man who escaped police custody in Columbus has now been recaptured.

Columbus man, Carlos Ledbetter was on the loose Wednesday after escaping from Columbus police while still in handcuffs a few blocks away from Hamilton Road.

Police were going door to door asking homeowners if they've seen Ledbetter.

Ledbetter was on the run for a couple of hours and was eventually captured on 28th street in Columbus— still in handcuffs sitting on the front porch of a home. 

He is charged with false information, obstruction of an officer and theft of government property and is being held in the Muscogee County Jail.

News Leader 9's Parker Branton reached out to Columbus police for more information on how the man escaped, but they haven't gotten back to him yet.

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