Anthony Scott McBee
Photo: Georgia Department of Corrections
Photo: Georgia Department of Corrections

Felon turns self back into Clayton County transitional facility, ending manhunt

UPDATE [7:46 p.m.]: Anthony Scott McBee turned himself back into the Clayton Transitional Center after initially failing to return after working in Marietta, the Georgia Department of Corrections said.

He turned himself back in at 6:35 p.m., ending the brief manhunt, the GDC said in a tweet.


ORIGINAL STORY: A felon serving time at a Clayton County transitional facility did not return after going to work in Marietta on Friday, prompting a manhunt, authorities said.

Anthony Scott McBee, born in 1991, was last seen wearing civilian clothing at his place of employment in Marietta, the Georgia Department of Corrections said in a tweet.


 

He’s serving time at the Clayton Transitional Center after being convicted of methamphetamine possession, marijuana possession and obstruction in Bartow County last year, GDC records show. He was set to be released in May 2020.

He finished a roughly 15-month-long prison sentence in 2017 after being convicted on several counts of child cruelty, obstruction and simple battery, records show. Those crimes also took place in Bartow.

Anyone who sees him is advised not to approach him but instead call 911.

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