Floyd County inmate escapes work detail, captured later in the day

Source: Georgia Department of Corrections

A Floyd County Prison inmate who escaped from work detail Monday morning is back in custody after being captured near a convenience store.

Sean Powell walked off from work detail at Eastview Cemetery in Rome.

Powell was captured around 9 p.m. after a clerk at a convenience store spotted him and alerted police. He was picked up a short time later.

Powell was convicted on drug charges in Clayton County in April of 2017 and sentenced to three years in prison.

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