Eric Calvin Bell (left), Thomas Christopher Cuddington
Photo: Troup County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Troup County Sheriff's Office

2 inmates use drainpipe to escape from Georgia jail, officials say

Two inmates used a drainpipe to escape late Wednesday from the Troup County Jail, the sheriff’s office said.

Security camera images showed Thomas Christopher Cuddington and Eric Calvin Bell, both 28, “climbing down from a drain pipe” at the front of the sheriff’s office about 10:59 p.m., sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Stewart Smith said Thursday in a statement.

The inmates ran on Sam Walker Drive toward Hamilton Road in LaGrange and have been at large since, according to Smith.

Both were in jail on drug charges and other minor offenses, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Bell is described as 5-foot-9 and 135 pounds. His last known address was 4006 Old West Point Road in LaGrange.

Cuddington is described as 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds. His last known address was 1506 Phillips Road in Warm Springs.

Anyone who sees these men or knows their whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 706-883-1616 or Troup County 911.

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