Escaped Sumter County inmate apprehended without incident

Justin Ward (Sumter County Sheriff's Office)
Justin Ward (Sumter County Sheriff's Office)

SUMTER COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - The escaped inmate from the Sumter County Correctional Facility has been apprehended without incident.

Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith said that 22-year-old Justin Ward walked off a work detail at about 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. He was in the proximity of Bob Dodson Road in Sumter County when he walked off.

Sheriff Smith would like to thank all agencies that assisted in the search and apprehension.

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