Irwin County authorities search for escaped prisoner

Irwin County authorities search for escaped prisoner

IRWIN CO., GA (WALB) - The Irwin County Sheriff's Office and Ocilla Police are searching for an escaped prisoner.

Ocilla police said a man escaped the Irwin County Detention Center about around 5 p.m. Sunday. His name is James Glenn Collins and he is 47-years-old.

Authorities also said that they believe he was cut while trying to escape off the roof. They believe someone was waiting for him after he escaped, but authorities are not positive.  They are continuing to investigate. They also found his jail clothes.

He was serving time for fraud.  Collins is from Tennessee originally and could be trying to to get back to the state.

If you see Collins contact Irwin County Sheriff's Office at 229-468-7459.

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