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Two Muscogee County Prison inmates captured

The two Muscogee County Prison inmates who escaped from a work detail Friday have been captured.

Michael Patterson and Jason Miller were found around 11 a.m. today in the woods near Williams Road and Interstate 185, said Lt. S.J. Thomas at the Muscogee County Prison.

Thomas said around 10:30 a.m., a resident called 911 to tell officials she had seen two inmates walking near the woods.

Columbus police and the Muscogee County Sheriff's deputies responded. A Columbus police officer was searching the woods when he found a spot that looked like the two had been sleeping there. When the escaped inmates returned to the spot, the officer watching the area arrested them, Thomas said.

Patterson and Miller are state prisoners who were housed at the Muscogee County Prison. The two were transported to Jack T. Rutledge State Prison, where they are now behind bars.

Thomas said the two will go to State Court later this week to face felony escape charges.

Officials said the inmates were at Double Churches Park on a work detail when they ran off around 2:45 p.m. Friday.

Columbus police, Muscogee County Sheriff's deputies, Muscogee County marshal's deputies and Muscogee County Prison officials assisted in the search.

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