An escaped prisoner is back behind bars thanks to citizens’ tips and “lots of good police work,” said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.
Ricky Jacktavious Mosley, 24, Simons Lane, was apprehended around 9:30 p.m. Friday at Blakewoods Apartments, he said.
Mosley, who escaped around 5 p.m. Tuesday as he was being escorted from a transport van into the jail, was captured “without incident” he said.
Somehow, Mosley slipped out of restraints on the transport van Tuesday and fled from deputies, scaling a fence and disappearing into the Whitesville community.
K9 units from Reidsville and Georgia State Patrol helicopters failed to locate Mosley, and Thursday, the United States Marshals Office issued a $2,500 reward for information leading to his capture.
Friday night, Anderson was unable to give details about the capture or say whether someone would receive the reward. As he spoke to reporters, Mosley had not yet been delivered to the Bulloch County Jail. “We’ll have more information tomorrow,” he said.
Mosley was being brought to the jail Tuesday to face court hearings on a false imprisonment charge stemming from a 2011 false imprisonment/domestic dispute case handled by the Statesboro Police Department.
With a previous conviction of robbery by intimidation, Mosley also faced parole violation charges related to the 2011 case. Now escape and possible other charges will be added, Anderson said.
Holli Deal Bragg maybe reached at (912) 489-9414.