A Bibb County inmate is back in police custody after escaping while being transported to the law enforcement center for a medical issue.

Around 9:30 Saturday night, 30-year-old Sharod Spivey was being transported by deputies from the Bibb Co. Detention Center on Hawthorne Street across the street for to the Law Enforcement Center for the medical issue.

Once outside, while handcuffed, Spivey ran from deputies. Deputies immediately put out a be on the lookout call and several deputies responded to search for Spivey.

Deputies expanded their search perimeter several blocks before finding Spivey in the 700 block of Liberty Street just after 10 p.m.

He was then taken back to the Law Enforcement Center.

Spivey was in the prison on theft charges.

An internal investigation into the incident is now underway by the Bibb Co. Sheriff's Office Internal Affairs division.