Thomaston escapees caught in Whitfield County
DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Whitfield County deputies have captured the second escaped inmate from Thomaston, Georgia.
Zachery Rampley and James Owenby walked away from a work detail yesterday south of Atlanta and got away by stealing a public works truck.
Rampley was serving time for driving offenses and Owenby for burglary.
Owenby has ties to Whitfield and Murray Counties, where the burglary charge came from.
Around 1:30 AM, Whitfield deputies acted on a tip and found the pair south of Dalton.
They captured Rampley, but Owenby got away.
However they captured him around 9 AM after a brief foot chase.