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County prisoner escapes for 20 minutes

(Dougherty Co. Sheriff's image) (Dougherty Co. Sheriff's image)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

About 2:45 Wednesday afternoon an alert was sent out that an inmate had walked off his work detail, and was missing.

Inmate Jerry Dean Tranbarger III was on loan from the jail to do work at the Dougherty County Police Department, and slipped away.

Units from the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office, Dougherty County Police Department, and the Albany Police Department went looking for Tranbarger, and quickly found him, shortly after 3:00PM.

He is back in custody now.

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