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Florida escapee caught in South Ga.

August 26, 2004

Morven - A Florida prison escapee is caught after a high speed chase through South Georgia.

Police spotted 20-year-old Mitchell Ryan Pearson driving erratically in Morven around 9:30 Wednesday night. When they tried to pull him over, he took off and down Highway 76 through Barney and into Cook County.

He eventually wrecked into police then ran into the woods. Police found him about four hours later hiding in a culvert.

Pearson had escaped from Lancaster Correctional Institute in Trenton, Florida Wednesday afternoon and stole the truck he was driving.

He was serving a three year sentence for burglary.

posted at 3:40 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com