Escapee Caught in Atlanta, Two Still on the Run

By Laura Ann Sills - email

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) -  One of the escapees from the Harris County Jail was caught late Wednesday night in Atlanta.

College Park Police noticed 20-year-old Christopher Fleming loitering on a street corner.  They also noticed the stolen car.  Police caught Fleming after a short pursuit.

Harris County Sheriff's deputies are picking Fleming up Thursday morning from Atlanta.

He faces three charges: escape, burglary, and auto theft.

Efforts are still underway to find the other two escapees, Joe Seaborn and Jamaal Castille.  The US Marshals and Harris County Sheriff's Office continues to follow leads.

Three inmates fled the Harris County jail by walking out of the a 'fire door' located in the rear Monday night. 

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

Jolley says, Joe Seaborn, 36 of Eufaula, AL, Jamaal Castille, 21 of Columbus, GA  and Christopher Fleming, 20 of Houston, TX escaped around 9:35 p.m. Monday. 

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. 

Fleming escaped 15 minutes later.  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 says he has no contacts in the area, and is believed to be on the way back to Texas.

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."

Jolley also says the trio is not considered armed and dangerous.  They were incarcerated on burglary and drug charges.

The U.S. District Court tells Fox 54 Castille pled guilty to bank robbery on January 25, 2010.  He was scheduled to be sentenced on April 29th. Court documents indicate 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 the escapees, please contact Harris County Sheriff's Department at (706) 628-4211.