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Brooks Co. inmates escape

April 25, 2003

Quitman-- Two South Georgia inmates are back behind bars after assaulting an officer and escaping from jail.

Around 10 Thursday night, 37-year-old David Jackson of Tallahassee pulled a gun on a Brooks County Detention officer. He fired the gun once in the air, while 18-year-old Christopher Craig of Quitman struck the officer over the head with an iron pipe from his bed. Jackson held the gun on the officer and forced him to open the door. The two men took off in a stolen car.

Craig was found about an hour later hiding in a trash can at Pride Resorts about eight miles away. Jackson was also found near Pride Resorts shortly before daybreak Friday morning. He had attempted to break into a nearby home and was reported by a neighbor.

Jackson was in jail for D.U.I, theft by receiving, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Craig was in jail for entering auto to commit theft. Both were awaiting court for their sentencings.

No one knows exactly where Jackson got the gun. The G.B.I. has been called in to investigate the escape.

posted at 3:00 by ashley.harper@walb.com

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