Escaped Inmate Now Back in Custody in Floyd County

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Sean Nicholas Powell was taken into custody without incident at around 9:15 Monday night.  Powell, who had walked away from a city work detail at East View Cemetery around 8:00 that morning was captured near the Kwik Way store on Calhoun Avenue.

The escape resulted in the lockdown of North Heights Elementary for several hours.

Powell was serving time for a drug conviction and now faces additional charges.  


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