UPDATE: Butts County inmate who walked away from work detail captured

UPDATE: Butts County inmate who walked away from work detail captured
Shepherd was last seen at the Butts County Animal Control Facility on Bibb Station Road (Butts County Sheriff's Office)

BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. — UPDATE: The Butts County Sheriff’s Office has captured an inmate they say walked away from his work detail.

Anthony Shepherd, 32, was a non-violent offender awaiting trial on drug charges. The Sheriff’s Office said he walked away from his job working animal control detail.

The Sheriff’s Office said deputies and investigators worked 18 hours to captured Shepherd and the woman he was with, Terri Marie Dixon. Shepherd and Dixon were captured at an abandoned home in Macon.

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It’s unclear what Shepherd and Dixon are being charged with.

Original story:

The Butts County Sheriff’s Office put out an alert Sunday about an escaped inmate worker.

The sheriff’s office said 32-year-old Anthony Shepherd walked away from the Butts County Animal Control Facility on Bibb Station Road where he was working at his animal control detail. Deputies believe he was picked up nearby in a car. He was last seen on Rivoli Road near Donny’s Propane where he crashed the vehicle he was in.

Deputies said Shepherd is non-violent inmate who was awaiting trial on drug charges. He is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Shepherd was last seen wearing khaki shirt and shorts.

The Sheriff’s Office said he may be with Terri Marie Dixon, who is 5 feet, 7 inches and weighs 140 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes.

The Butts County Sheriff’s Office, US Marshall’s and other agencies are actively searching for Shepherd at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call 770-775-8232 or call 911.