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Escaped Inmate Captured

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Authorities capture escaped inmate Alexander Grimes. Authorities capture escaped inmate Alexander Grimes.

CLAXTON, GA (WTOC) - A manhunt in Evans County is over. Authorities have captured Alexander Grimes, an inmate they say escaped from prison Thursday. See: Inmate Kidnaps Guard, Escapes in Work Truck.

He was captured around 11am on Magnolia Street. Police say Grimes was on work detail when he took a guard hostage armed with a screw driver.

Grimes forced the guard to drive him and the other inmates to the outskirts of Claxton. Grimes took off on foot, but the other inmates stayed to help the injured guard.

We'll have more on the multi-agency manhunt coming up tonight on THE News.

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