Two inmates escaped Atlanta jail on Tuesday night before being tracked down by police

Two inmates escaped from a county jail in Atlanta Tuesday night before being tracked down by police on the streets of Georgia on Wednesday. Marcus Shelby, 21, and Marsalis Johnson, 27, broke out of…

Two inmates escaped Atlanta jail on Tuesday night before being tracked down by police

Two inmates escaped from a county jail in Atlanta Tuesday night before being tracked down by police on the streets of Georgia on Wednesday. Marcus Shelby, 21, and Marsalis Johnson, 27, broke out of the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, which is located about seven miles north of the city’s city limits, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Shelby was arrested in connection with a 2015 home invasion and robbery, according to a statement from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. Johnson was wanted for murdering two people in 2016, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Both were wearing prison-issued jumpsuits and discovered to be missing when staff members checked the jail’s two areas around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to authorities. Police say they found them a few hours later, but instead of being arrested, the men were in and out of two different police departments and appeared on TV channels hyping their escape, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Both were arrested by officers in Gwinnett County, about 15 miles from Atlanta, on Wednesday morning, officials said. Although Johnson had served less than eight years of his life sentence for murder and attempted murder, Shelby had served no time behind bars. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Shelby was arrested for stealing two vehicles in 2011 and for receiving stolen property in December 2016. He was held on a $20,000 bond.

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