Rockdale County

UPDATE: Escaped inmate in Rockdale County captured

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. — The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office has captured a prisoner who escaped Saturday morning from the county jail.

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Deputies said 35-year-old Bryan Lee Grantham was assigned to help kitchen staff prepare breakfast for the morning. He reported for duty at 4:15 a.m.

They said about 30 minutes later while doing a security check, they were alerted that Grantham was nowhere to be found. After searching the jail and looking at internal security cameras, they were able to see Grantham leaving the area just before 4:30 in the morning.

Deputies said there was a black pickup truck that was seen near the jail at the time of Grantham’s escape. They are not publicly saying whether the truck or the driver of the truck is connected, but they are investigating that possibility.

Deputies announced that they had recaptured Grantham Saturday evening around 5 p.m. He was located at an address in Rockdale County. No one was injured.


THE SUBJECT IS IN CUSTODY! Due to the relentless efforts and follow up by the RCSO Deputies the subject was captured and placed in custody at a local address in Rockdale County. No one was injured. Thank you to the public and thank you to the Rockdale County Deputies who assisted in his capture. #rockdale #county

Posted by Rockdale County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, November 27, 2021

Grantham was being held at the jail on a probation violation and failure to appear charges.

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