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Jail escapee charged in Bryan Co. kidnappings

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Matthew Findley, Jeffery Webb, Cecil Nelson (Source: Emanuel Co. Sheriff's Office) Matthew Findley, Jeffery Webb, Cecil Nelson (Source: Emanuel Co. Sheriff's Office)
PEMBROKE, GA (WTOC) -

One of three fugitives who escaped from the Emanuel County jail on Saturday is accused of kidnapping two businessmen in Bryan County earlier this year.

Cecil Dewitt Nelson, 32, and Antonio Lamount Murray, 38, and Gary Lenion McDonald, 35, were arrested in February and charged with conspiracy to commit a kidnapping and kidnapping.

Nelson pleaded guilty on Aug.16 to one count of conspiracy to kidnap.

The first kidnapping occurred Dec. 1 in Richmond Hill and the second happened Jan. 12 in Pembroke.

The FBI said Monday they are offering a $5,000 reward for information in finding Nelson.

Nelson was one of five other inmates at the Emanuel County jail who escaped. Three of them have since been caught.

Nelson is from Pembroke and is suspected to have returned to the area after his jail escape, according to the FBI.

Those with information regarding Nelson's whereabouts should contact either the Atlanta office FBI/Savannah Resident Agency at 912.232.3716 or Savannah Crime Stoppers at 912.234.2020.

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