Escaped Inmate Returned to Custody


A Cherokee County Jail inmate who escaped while on work release is back in custody. Sheriff Jeff Shaver says Jimmy Blair drove away from a construction site in Centre Monday morning in his employer’s truck.

Rome police saw Blair around 11:00 Monday night and arrested him. Blair is charged in Floyd County with theft of property, fugitive from justice and probation violation. He will be taken back to Cherokee County to face additional charges.

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