Hamilton County jail escapee recaptured in the Georgia mountains

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The second Hamilton County jail escapee from the weekend has been recaptured.

Dustin Lee Adams was arrested late Wednesday night in Fannin County.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive & Narcotics Divisions, Chattanooga Police Department Fugitive Division, The U.S. Marshal Service, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Fannin County Georgia Sheriff’s Office, and McCaysville Georgia Police Department all helped track him down.

And investigators say he was busy while he was running from law enforcement.

They say Adams committed several new crimes since the jailbreak.

The new charges against him include several auto theft attempts, auto burglary and multiple credit/debit card fraud charges.

On Thursday morning, Adams was in the Fannin County jail, pending a return ride to Chattanooga.

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