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Remaining Emanuel Co. Fugitives Caught in Iowa

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Two men wanted for escaping from an east Georgia jail have been recaptured in Iowa. 

According to a news release from the Emanuel County Sheriff's Office, Matthew Findley, 24, and Jeffery Webb, 26, were caught in Fort Dodge, Iowa, ten days after their escape. 

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Findley and Webb were two of the six inmates to escape on November 10 from the Emanuel County jail in Swainsboro. 

Authorities told 13WMAZ that the inmates escaped by breaking through the ceiling to the roof after gaining access to an unlocked utility closet known as a "pipe chaser." 

Four of the inmates were caught within the first 24 hours after their escape. 

One, convicted kidnapper Cecil "Red" Nelson, was sought by the FBI. He was found on November 12 at his mother's house in Pembroke, near the Georgia coast. 

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.

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Findley and Webb were apprehended November 20 by law enforcement in Iowa with help from the US Marshal's Eastern Iowa Fugitive Task Force and the US Marshal's Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force. 

The two will have an extradition hearing in Iowa and then are expected to return to the Emanuel County jail. 

On the same day that Findley and Webb were recaptured, the FBI arrested four Pembroke residents and charged them with helping Nelson hide from federal agents.


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