Escaped Enfield inmate caught in Georgia

<p>The escaped prison inmate from Connecticut has been caught and is back behind bars after nearly two weeks on the run.</p>

News 12 Staff

Jan 18, 2018, 10:18 AM

Updated 2,318 days ago

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The escaped prison inmate from Connecticut has been caught and is back behind bars after nearly two weeks on the run.
According to prison officials, a tip led police to Jerry Mercado at a gas station in Canton, Georgia, about 40 miles north of Atlanta.
Mercado escaped from the Carl Robinson Correctional Facility, a medium security prison in Enfield, by hiding in a truck back on Jan. 7.
State officials say Mercado, who was set to be released about a year from now for burglary, will now be transferred to one of the state's highest security wings.


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