A Hall County work release jail inmate who walked away from a job site Wednesday afternoon is now back in custody.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested Ryan Michael Roper, 28, of Gainesville without incident at about 5:30 a.m. Friday.
Roper was charged with felony escape following the incident.
Original story published Thursday at 2:03 p.m.:
The Hall County Sheriff's Office said Thursday afternoon it was searching for a work release jail inmate who walked away from a job site Wednesday afternoon.
Ryan Michael Roper, 28, of Gainesville, was at work with his employer in Jefferson when he allegedly removed his ankle monitor. The monitor was located off Old Pendergrass Road.
Investigators were unaware of which direction Roper was traveling.
He was described as a white man, standing 5'10" and weighing 130 pounds. He has black hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue pants and brown shoes.
Roper was in jail on charges of methamphetamine possession, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances act and probation violation.
New warrants were also issued for Roper's arrest for felony escape and interference with government property.
Public Information Officer B.J. Williams said authorities did not believe Roper posed any danger to the public.
Anyone who sees Roper is asked to call 911 or Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.