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Trio pleads guilty to escape charges

Joe Seaborn (Source: Harris County Sheriff's Office) Joe Seaborn (Source: Harris County Sheriff's Office)
Jamaal Castille (Source: Harris County Sheriff's Office) Jamaal Castille (Source: Harris County Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Fleming (Source: Harris County Sheriff's Office) Christopher Fleming (Source: Harris County Sheriff's Office)

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HARRIS COUNTY, GA (WTVM) – Three men accused of escaping from the Harris County Jail were in court Thursday.

Joe Seaborn, Jamaal Castille, and Christopher Fleming took plea deals from the state and plead guilty.

Assistant DA Richard Mobley said, "They have to explain how they left jail without permission, which I do not believe they can. In addition there is video evidence of the burglary and auto theft."

There was a slight delay in court proceedings.  After a court lunch break, Fleming decided to back out a plea deal.  His attorney, John Wilson, said, "His problem with entering a guilty plea was never that he was unwilling to admit that he had done the things he was charged with. He hoped his punishment would be less than 11 years."

Fleming was sentenced to 20 years with 11 to serve for charges of escape, burglary and auto burglary.

Castille was sentenced to 5 years with 3 to serve for an escape charge, and Seaborne was sentenced to 10 years with 7 to serve for an escape charge.

Authorities tell us they will all serve the terms consecutively to their current terms.

Sheriff Mike Jolley says Seaborn, Castille, and Fleming got away through a fire door shortly after 9:30 p.m. on April 20th.  The trio was later captured by authorities.

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