published Thursday, February 20th, 2014

GA inmate recaptured after jail toilet escape

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Authorities have recaptured a north Georgia jail inmate who they say escaped by removing a toilet from a cell wall.

Lumpkin County sheriff's Lt. Wesley Burnett said Larry Lavaughan Farmer was apprehended late Wednesday. Burnett tells The Times of Gainesville that Farmer was captured just before 11 p.m., but was unable to provide further details.

Authorities say Farmer was one of two inmates who escaped Tuesday after a toilet was ripped from the wall of a cell at the Lumpkin County Detention Center. Sheriff's officials say the pair got through the hole left by the toilet, went to a mechanical area, broke a window and climbed outside.

Authorities say the other inmate, William Jeffrey Harris, turned himself in after he was injured trying to scale razor and barbed wire fences.

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