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Escapee caught in Atlanta, two still on the run

Christopher Fleming, 20 of Houston, TX Christopher Fleming, 20 of Houston, TX
Jamaal Castille, 21 of Columbus, GA Jamaal Castille, 21 of Columbus, GA
Joe Seaborn, 36 of Eufaula, AL Joe Seaborn, 36 of Eufaula, AL

By Laura Ann Sills  - email

HARRIS COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - An escapee from the Harris County Jail was caught early Thursday morning in Atlanta, GA. Meanwhile, two Harris County escapees are still on the run.

Forest Park, Georgia Police noticed the car that 20-year-old Christopher Fleming stole from the Harris County Commissioner's office. 

"They felt the engine, it was warm, and so they know he would be in the area. He was spotted loitering in the area they attempted to approach him. He fled the scene, they gave pursuit on foot, ran him down," explains Jolley.

Harris County Sheriff's deputies drove to pick up Fleming Thursday morning.  He currently faces three charges: escape, burglary, and auto theft.   Fleming is originally from Houston, TX.

Efforts are still underway to find the other two escapees, 36-year-old Joe Seaborn of Eufaula, AL and 21-year-old Jamaal Castille of Columbus, GA.  The US Marshals and Harris County Sheriff's Office says they are continuing to follow leads. 

The two inmates fled the Harris County jail Monday around 9:30 p.m. by walking out of a 'fire door' located in the rear.

Sheriff Mike Jolley says a work order was requested for the door to be repaired for over a month.

Castille and Seaborn reportedly left together and ran to the Harris County Bus Barn where they stole a 1992 88 Oldsmobile. 

The men headed towards "C-town"(Columbus, GA), says Jolley. 

Recorded phone conversations between Castille and Seaborn and people outside the jail indicated why they may have escaped adds Jolley.  "One of them was talking to his girlfriend and stated they wanted to have kids together.  Another says he wanted to go see his ill father."

Fleming escaped 15 minutes later out the same door.  He broke into the Harris County Courthouse Annex, taking keys from the office and stealing an old police vehicle that was being used by a commissioner. 

Fleming then drove to a dry cleaner's and stole clothes, leaving his inmate uniform in the store. 

Jolley the duo is not considered armed and dangerous. 

The U.S. District Court tells News Leader 9 Castille pled guilty to bank robbery on January 25, 2010.  He was scheduled to be sentenced on April 29th. Court documents indicated he played a part in the September 10, 2008 bank robbery of the CB&T on Forrest Road in Columbus, GA.

The US Marshals Office is assisting Harris County in this search. If you have any information about the whereabouts of these men, please contact Harris County Sheriff's Department at (706) 628-4211.

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