- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Hall County say an inmate accused of walking away from a work detail assignment has been captured.

Hall County Correctional Institute Warden Walt Davis tells The Times of Gainesville (http://bit.ly/1x4qB0d) that 35-year-old Derrick Crawford was apprehended Tuesday night. Davis said he was taken into custody outside his girlfriend’s home by a fugitive squad in DeKalb County.

Authorities said Crawford had walked away from his work detail crew near Georgia 60 and Hubert Stephens Road around 12:15 p.m. Monday. He had been sentenced to 20 years in state prison on cocaine trafficking charges.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.gainesvilletimes.com

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