MCSO

Wanted Fugitive Escapee Eugene Lamar Mitchell Captured

Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that his agency in concert with the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Georgia Department of Community Supervision and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit has captured the remaining Escapee Eugene Lamar Mitchell.

“On April 17, 2016 at around 5:00 pm. our personnel along with the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Georgia Department of Community Supervision and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit converged on 2018 Freeman Street, Apt.115, Greenville, Ga. and apprehended Eugene Lamar Mitchell. Mitchell escaped from the Meriwether County Jail on April 12, 2016 at around 7:30 pm. along with Travion Hall. Escapee Travion Hall was captured at the Garden Inn & Suites, located in Hogansville, Ga. on April 13, 2016. We have consistently been tracking any and all leads related to the possible location of Eugene Lamar Mitchell related to his escape. We had received information that Mitchell may possibly be occupying an older model, white in color, Dodge Caravan. Additional information was that Mitchell was reported to be at an apartment located off of Freeman Street. A covert surveillance operation of this area revealed that the vehicle matching the description that Mitchell had been occupying was at 2018 Freeman Street, Apartment 115, Greenville, Ga. Our covert surveillance of the location confirmed that Mitchell was at this apartment. We made entry into this apartment and Mitchell was found hiding in a back bedroom of this residence. Mitchell was taken into custody without further incident. Mitchell was transported to the Meriwether County Jail for booking procedures for the offenses of escape and interference with government property with additional charges pending. Mitchell will be housed at another jail facility and is being held without bond. We are continuing our investigation into this matter related to this case investigation. I appreciate the assistance of all the agencies involved in tracking down both of these wanted fugitives and getting them back in custody.” Sheriff Chuck Smith stated.