(UPDATE: 11:17 p.m.) GDOC says Leonardi was recaptured on I-75N in Jackson.

They have canceled the lookout.

Details on how he made it from Carroll County to Butts County were not immediately available.


The Georgia Department of Corrections has issued a statewide lookout for an inmate who escaped while on work detail.

They say John Leonardi is an inmate at Carroll County Prison in west Georgia.

He was last seen wearing an orange shirt and state uniform pants. He is 6-feet tall and weighs around 200 pounds.

Leonardi has ties to Houston County and GDOC says do not approach Leonardi.

Call 911 if you spot him.