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FBI Recaptures Escaped Kidnapper at His Mother's House

5:41 PM, Nov 13, 2012   |    comments
Mugshots of Cecil "Red" Nelson
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The FBI has recaptured a convicted kidnapper who escaped from lock-up over the weekend.

Cecil "Red" Nelson, 33, is now back behind bars.

According to a news release, Nelson was arrested Monday night at his mother's home in Pembroke, Georgia. The FBI says they took Nelson into custody without incident.

Emanuel County Sheriff's Department says he and five other inmates escaped Saturday after someone left a utility closet area unlocked, giving them access to the ceiling and ultimately to the roof. 

Nelson pleaded guilty in August to a federal charge of conspiracy to kidnap after he and two other men committed two abductions at gunpoint, holding the victims hostage until ransoms were paid.

Three of the other escapees have since been recaptured in Swainsboro.

The Pembroke Police Department, Bryan County Sheriff's Office, the United States Marshal's Service, and the Emanuel County Sheriff's Office assisted with Nelson's arrest.

Dante Latimore, Eric Bamey, John Stephen Powel, and Cecil D. Nelson were also captured in separate law enforcement operations are State inmates.

State inmates Mathew Shepherd Findley and Jeffrey Rashwan Webb are still at large.

Anyone with information regarding those remaining inmates should contact the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Bulloch County Sheriff's Office or the Swainsboro Police Department.

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