UPDATE: Telfair County inmate who escaped has been captured

UPDATE: According to a post on Telfair County Sheriff Sim Davidson’s Facebook page Sunday afternoon, Robert C. Lee was found after being spotted near Highway 280 and Blankenship Road near McRae-Helena. Lee is in the Telfair County Jail once again.


MCRAE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – An inmate escaped from Telfair County Jail property Friday and has still not been apprehended.

That’s according to posts made on Telfair County Sheriff Sim Davidson’s Facebook page.

42-year-old Robert C. Lee escaped from the yard during the afternoon and is considered dangerous. He’s possibly wearing grey shorts and a white t-shirt instead of his orange jumpsuit, according to Davidson.

He’s known to have ties to the Lumber City area.

Deputies, U.S. Marshals, Georgia State Patrol and other agencies are looking for Lee.

Davidson says the sheriff’s office believes Lee may be trying to get to the Jacksonville, Florida area, where he has family.

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