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Escaped inmate captured near Atlanta

Arias

Arias

DAWSON — An escapee from the Terrell County Correctional Institute enjoyed a brief taste of freedom Monday night — around three hours to be exact.

Francisco Alberto Arias, 19, managed to escape from the TCCI some time around 8 Monday night. A search was launched and he was captured later that evening in Gwinnett County.

Terrell officials would not comment on how Arias, who has been convicted of more than 20 crimes ranging from gang participation, theft and burglary in north Georgia, escaped from jail.