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UPDATE: 2 inmates in custody after escaping Muscogee County Jail

UPDATE: 03/07/18 1 p.m.

The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office says the escapes inmates were spotted by a Georgia State Patrol helicopter around 10:30 a.m.

The inmates were taken into custody by deputies on the ground around 10:40 a.m.

Both Jeremiah Lockhart and Jonathan Browning will be charged with escape and returned to the Muscogee County Jail.

29-year-old Tiaera Walker of Mauk, Georgia was also arrested and will be charged with two felony counts of hindering the apprehension of a criminal

UPDATE: 03/07/18 11 a.m.

The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office says the escaped inmates have been arrested.

ORIGINAL STORY

COLUMBUS, Ga - The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office says two inmates have escaped from the Stockade at the Muscogee County Jail.

According to a release, the inmates are 24-year-old Jeremiah Lockhart and 27-year-old Jonathan Browning.

The sheriff office says that their investigation revealed that Lockhart and Browning were assisted in the escape by Jessica Lynne Swenson, the girlfriend of Jeremiah Lockhart. Deputies say Swenson drove Browning and Lockhart to Marion County and dropped them off at a residence.

30-year-old Jessica Swenson of Phenix City was arrested Wednesday morning at Total Systems where she was employed. Swenson will be charged with aiding in the escape of Browning and Lockhart.

Lockhart was in jail on simple battery and burglary, false imprisonment and obstruction of an officer. Browning was in jail on violation of probation and criminal damage of property in the second degree.

Marion County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol are assisting in the capture of the inmates.


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