According to the Butts County Sheriff's Office, the Escapee was captured around the 195 mile marker on I-75 southbound in the wood line Tuesday night.
No one was injured in the apprehension.
Michael Shane Upshaw Jr., 26, was being transported by Jones County authorities to the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison when he escaped around 7:35 a.m. near the Interstate 75 exit at Ga. Highway 36, authorities said. The prison is located not far from the exit.
Jessica Amanda Casteel of Williamson, the last unsentenced codefendant in the Ryan Lovick overdose case, entered a plea of guilty to one count of abandonment of a dead body in Lamar superior court Jan. 8. [Full Story »]
The following people were indicted by the Lamar County Grand Jury and will be arraigned in superior court on Feb.
13. Judge Bill Fears will preside.
James Linton Barnes, family violence battery;
Daniel Ray Nash, possession of a sawed-off shotgun or machine gun, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit a crime, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of drug related objects and defective equipment;
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