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Brief escape ends in arrest
Brent Jason Rogers

       A man charged Tuesday in state court with probation violation decided to take his chances and flee from deputies trying to take him to jail.
      Statesboro Police officers quickly assisted deputies in locating and apprehending Brent Jason Rogers, 24, U.S. 80 West, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.
      Deputies were attempting to handcuff Rogers for transportation to the Bulloch County Jail around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday when he broke free and fled, he said. Deputies immediately called for assistance and posted a lookout for Rogers, who wore khaki pants and a blue shirt.
      He had been transferring personal items to family members when the escape occurred. Rogers had just left the Bulloch County state court, where he had been ordered to be incarcerated for an outstanding probation violation warrant, Anderson said.
      Deputies and police officers located Rogers near Cherry Street, after he ran from the courthouse down East Main Street, he said.
      After being taken into custody, Rogers was charged with escape and obstruction in addition to the probation violation charge. He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where he awaits further court proceedings, Anderson said.

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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