After chase and crash, local authorities catch escaped Georgia inmate in stolen truck

After a car chase ended with pursuers ramming a stolen truck to crash it, an escaped Georgia prison inmate was captured Monday night in Phenix City...

September 28, 2022
6:04 AM

After a car chase ended with pursuers ramming a stolen truck to crash it, an escaped Georgia prison inmate was captured Monday night in Phenix City, authorities said. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said the escapee, Robert Edward Jenkins, had taken a pickup truck from a prison work detail in Forsyth, Georgia, and driven it to Columbus, where he is from. Authorities on the lookout for Jenkins spotted the truck here and started chasing it as Jenkins crossed the 13th Street bridge into Phenix City, sped north on Summerville Road and then turned onto U.

Tim Chitwood