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Thursday February 27th, 2020 11:52PM

White County escapee behind bars after detour to the hospital

By Dean Dyer WRWH Radio

CLEVELAND – A man who escaped from White County deputies early Saturday morning now is behind bars after taking a detour to the hospital.

Brandon Lee Webster, 25, of Dawsonville was picked up around 10 a.m. Saturday, after eight hours on the run, said White County Sheriff’s Capt. Rick Kelley. He fled from the back of a patrol car after being arrested for alleged assault.

“While Webster was in the backseat of the patrol unit, he was able to roll the rear window down and escape from deputies through the open window,” Kelley said.

After Webster escaped, deputies conducted an extensive search. The Lee Arrendale State Prison K-9 Unit from Alto and a Georgia State Patrol aviation unit assisted in the manhunt. 

On Monday, Kelley released additional details about the capture, saying Webster experienced “seizure-like symptoms” after he was taken back into custody. He was transported to the hospital where he was evaluated and later released. 

White County Detention Center records show Webster was booked into the jail Sunday for false imprisonment and misdemeanor sexual battery. Other charges are expected, according to Kelley. 

The case is ongoing. Webster is being held without bond.

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