Escapee from Rockdale County jail captured after 12 hours

The man escaped from the facility at 4:27 a.m. Saturday.
caption arrowCaption
The man escaped from the facility at 4:27 a.m. Saturday.

An inmate locked up at the Rockdale County jail for a probation violation escaped custody Saturday but was recaptured more than 12 hours later, authorities said.

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert and asked for the public’s help in tracking down 35-year-old Bryan Lee Grantham. He escaped from the facility at 4:27 a.m.

caption arrowCaption
Bryan Lee Grantham

Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

Bryan Lee Grantham
caption arrowCaption
Bryan Lee Grantham

Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

A black pickup truck, possibly a Ford Ranger, was seen near the sheriff’s office at the time of Grantham’s escape, Rockdale County officials said. Anyone who helped Grantham could be charged with aiding and abetting a fugitive, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office announced on social media that at about 5 p.m., “the subject was captured and placed in custody at a local address in Rockdale County. No one was injured.”

Grantham was jailed for violating his probation and failure to appear.

About the Author

Editors' Picks