Georgia Fugitives Arrested in Iowa
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) Two men wanted after escaping from a county jail in Georgia have been caught in an Iowa, authorities said late Tuesday.
Matthew S. Findley, 24, and Jeffery R. Webb, 26, are wanted for escape from the Emmanuel County Jail in Swainsboro on Nov. 11, said Tim Carmody, the police chief in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Both are from the Swainsboro area.
Georgia authorities notified police that the two may be in Fort Dodge, about 90 miles northwest of Des Moines. They were located at a residence Tuesday afternoon and taken into custody.
Findley is charged with murder in Georgia and Webb faces a charge of aggravated assault.
The men were among six prisoners who escaped after a plumbing worker at the jail left a door unlocked. The other four inmates were caught within a few days, authorities said.
The men escaped through the unlocked door into a plumbing mechanical area in the jail, Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens said.
Once the men got into the mechanical area, they were able to reach the roof and then climb down to freedom, the sheriff said.