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February 2, 2008

Albany -- Derrick Harris' run from the law didn't last very long. Police had arrested him earlier in the week on a probation violation. He was later taken to Phoebe-Putney Memorial Hospital on Wednesday where he escaped Friday afternoon.

Saturday, police caught with up him inside a central Albany apartment - but he didn't come out easy.

"I was looking out the window and some police were surrounding. And then my uncle ran out the door and said he seen the police and they started surrounding the house," said 8-year-old Ladiamond Rollins.

She lives next door to this apartment at 407 South McKinley Street. Albany Police surrounded the apartment shortly before noon Saturday after learning that 33-year-old escaped inmate Derrick Harris was holed up inside.

"He knocked and I said come in. And I didn't know what was going on," said George Jackson. He lives in the apartment where the escaped inmate was holed up in a back room.

He didn't know that Harris was on the run from police until they arrived shortly after a resident at the William Binns Apartment complex called 911 with a complaint.

"They (the police) asked me who all was in the house. He didn't come out. They went in and got him," he said.

Police say there were several other people inside the apartment where Harris was holed up but that he was not armed.

He surrendered to police a short time after they arrived.

Harris was booked back into the Dougherty County Jail  shortly after 12 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

Police did not say what, if any, additional charges have been filed against Harris.

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