Macon County Escaped Inmate Caught

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Nakelon Vason/Source: Macon County Sheriff’s Office

The search for an escaped inmate in Macon County is over.

Sheriff Andre Brunson said 22-year-old Nakelon Vason, who escaped from the Macon County Jail, was captured Thursday evening.

Sheriff Brunson said just before 8:00PM, he received a credible tip through the Macon County E-911 Communications Center.

Approximately 20 minutes later, authorities located Vason inside a vacant home in the 1000 block of Nancy Street in Tuskegee.

Before his escape, Vason was in jail for discharging a gun into an occupied dwelling for a prior incident.

No word on what additional charges Vason will face.

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshals Service, ALEA, Tuskegee Police Department, and the ADOC Kilby K9 unit assisted with the search.

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