MACON, Ga. — Bibb deputies along with Marshals from the South East Regional Fugitive Task Force have arrested two people after a man escaped a patrol van while being transported to the jail earlier this month.

According to a news release, 27-year-old Telvin Smith was captured around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Back on May 9, Smith slid his handcuffs to the front of his body, opened the jail transport van door and run away, leading to a brief manhunt and lock downs at downtown Macon schools.

Investigators tracked Smith to a hotel off Eisenhower Parkway. On their way to the hotel, he was spotted walking on the road near the I-475 overpass, and he was taken into custody.

He’s charged with battery, two counts of criminal trespass, two counts of child cruelty, criminal damage to property, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, escape, and probation violation.

His girlfriend, 23-year-old Alexus Smith was also arrested for helping Smith hide from deputies. She’s charged with hindering apprehension of a criminal.

Both Smiths are being held without bond.

Anyone with information about this case can call 478-751-7500.


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