- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say an inmate accused of walking away from a work detail in Cumming has turned himself in.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (https://on-ajc.com/1zyVlt0 ) that 39-year-old Koby Blanchard showed up at the Forsyth County sheriff’s detention center to surrender shortly before noon Sunday.

Authorities said Blanchard walked away Friday afternoon, when he was supposed to working at the Cumming Police Department.

During the search, police Lt. Bryan Zimbardi had said Blanchard was not considered a public safety threat nor was he believed to be armed. The inmate’s prior charges include arson, burglary and theft. Authorities say he will now face additional charges arising from his absence from custody.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com

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