Alleged escapee captured

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 25, 2016

Inmate taken into custody on Costley Road

By Melanie Ruberti


LaGRANGE — A state inmate from a Troup County Correctional Institute work camp was back in custody today after he allegedly walked off his job detail at the LaGrange Animal Control on Monday afternoon.

Brandon James Allred, 26, was captured shortly before 9 a.m. today at a residence on Costley Road, according to Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff.

It was unclear at press time if Allred will face additional charges.

Allred allegedly walked away from the shelter Monday around 2:40 p.m., according to LaGrange Police Sgt. Jeremy Butler.

Butler said guards with the correctional facility noticed Allred was missing when the other inmates gathered to get back on the van to return to the prison.

LPD officers, including an K9 unit, deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office and guards with the Troup County Correctional Institute searched the woods and roads surrounding the shelter after he was discovered missing, Butler stated.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections website, Allred was previously incarcerated at Phillips State Prison in Buford on charges of aggravated assault that originated in Dodge County.

His most recent charge was for a probation violation.

It is unclear if Allred has an attorney.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She can be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.