Sunday October 1st, 2023 9:08AM

Hall County escapee caught Friday morning, two women also arrested

By AccessWDUN staff

The Hall County Sheriff's Office said escaped inmate Mike James Wade was recaptured without incident Friday morning.

Lt. Greg Cochran said Wade, 27, was arrested around 7:15 a.m. at a location on LaPrad Circle in Gillsville. 

Wade had been working in the lobby of the Hall County Jail under a court-ordered work release when he removed his ankle monitor and walked out of the jail. At the time, Wade was serving time for a burglary charge. He has now been charged with escape and interference with government property, according to Cochran.

Not only was Wade arrested Friday morning, but two women were charged with hindering apprehension.

Cochran identified the women as Susan Wade, 54, and Ashley Huff, 30; Wade is the inmate's mother and Huff is believed to be his girlfriend. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

Original story posted Thursday, Dec. 2 at 2:17 p.m. 

A Hall County Jail inmate remains at large after he removed his ankle monitor and left from the jail on foot Thursday morning.

Sgt. Ryan Daly with the Hall County Sheriff's Office said Mike James Wade, 27, of Gainesville left the facility on Barber Road around 10 a.m. 

"Wade had a court order for work release and also had a bond for his burglary charge," Daly said in an email statement. "He was last seen leaving on video from the lobby of the jail."

Daly said deputies are actively searching for Wade.


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