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Kenneth Stephens recaptured

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

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MADISON COUNTY, FL (WALB) –A Valdosta transitional center inmate who didn't return to the center after work last week was captured in Florida.

37-year old Kenneth Stephens was working at Pilgrim's Pride in live oak Florida last Monday and didn't return to the transitional center.

He was picked up at the McDonalds in Madison, Florida by the Madison County Drug Task Force and the U.S. Marshal service Thursday night.


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Here is a news release from the Madison County Sheriff's Office-

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that On Thursday the 10th day of June 2010 at approx. 5:00 PM The Madison County Drug Task in conjunction with the US Marshall's Service Southeast Regional Task Force conducted an investigation that resulted in the location and apprehension of an escaped fugitive.

On Monday the 7th day of June 2010, Kenneth Leon Stephens, B/M, DOB: 06/20/1973 of Valdosta Georgia escaped from the Georgia Department of Corrections while serving a sentence for Kidnapping and armed robbery.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office received information that Stephens was residing in the City Limits of Madison. Surveillance confirmed the identity and location of Stevens as it appeared he was fleeing the area.

The Madison County Drug Task Force and US Marshall's service immediately apprehended Stevens inside a local business without further incident.

Stevens was transported to the Madison County jail and eventually extradited to the State of Georgia.