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Escaped inmate from Carroll County captured near Broxton

Featured Tommy Shane Morton Jr. Photo courtesy of the Georgia Department of Corrections Tommy Shane Morton Jr.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported that Tommy Shane Morton Jr., an inmate who escaped from Carroll County in May and who lives in Coffee County when not in prison, has been apprehended in Coffee County. According to the AJC, authorities arrested Morton earlier today.


Morton walked off a work detail in Carroll County in May. The U.S. Marshals Service offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to Morton’s capture. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release in May stating that Morton had local connections and could be in the area.


The AJC stated that officers caught Morton Monday afternoon near Broxton. The story didn’t say exactly where near Broxton Morton was apprehended; however, Morton lives in a home near the intersection of Old River Road and Highway 107 north of Broxton.


The AJC story stated that a Georgia Department of Corrections spokesperson said that officers with the fugitive apprehension unit caught Morton.

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