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Prison fugitive found

The second Muscogee County Prison inmate believed to have run from a work detail Wednesday has been found.

Kenderrick Hill, 20, was arrested around 4 p.m. Monday at a 30th Street home in Columbus, said Sheriff's Cpl. Ryan Toelle. His office was tipped off about Hill's location about an hour earlier, and deputies found him in a relative's house.

"He was in a closet hiding when we went in there," Toelle said. "When we opened the closet, he put his hands up."

Three people were in the home along with Hill, the corporal said. Initially, they didn't want to let deputies inside, but they finally opened the door.

Hill and Joshua Chandler, 23, both of Columbus, were working near Cusseta Road and Allied Drive Wednesday when they ran toward a nearby trailer park, prison Warden Bill Adamson said.

Chandler was caught later that day by Columbus police on Cusseta Road near Benning Road.

Hill was serving time for two counts of obstruction and a probation violation and was scheduled for release in March. He had been at the prison for a month and Adamson said he was going to get a two-for-one credit on time served for good behavior.

Hill was booked into the Muscogee County Jail Monday on an escape charge, Toelle said.

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