Georgia fugitives in custody in Iowa town

1:43 AM, Nov 21, 2012   |    comments
(AP File)
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FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) -- Police say two men wanted after escaping from a county jail in Georgia have been caught in an Iowa.

Fort Dodge, Iowa Police Chief Tim Carmody says 24-year-old Matthew S. Findley and 26-year-old Jeffery R. Webb are wanted for escape from the Emmanuel County jail in Swainsboro on Nov. 11. 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.

Authorities say the men were among six prisoners who escaped after a plumbing worker at the jail left a door unlocked. The others were caught within a few days.

Associated Press

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