Escapee from halfway house caught, arrested as he and family were setting up for his birthday party

  • In US
  • 2022-10-02 01:56:29Z
  • By WSB Cox articles

An escaped inmate from Connecticut has been caught in Henry County at a family member's home.

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Police said 31-year-old Forenza Rakeem Murphy was at a Connecticut Department of Corrections halfway house in Bridgeport, CT when he left without permission and never came back.

Murphy who was serving time on a robbery charge was last seen at the halfway house on Aug. 8.

On Saturday around 4:15 p.m., the Henry County Sheriff's Office special investigation unit received a tip that Murphy was at a family member's house in McDonough.

When they got to the home they located and arrested Murphy as he and his family were setting up for his birthday party.


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"If you make your way into Henry County, we're going to get on your trail and we won't stop until you're caught. It was a great collaborative effort with The Connecticut DOC that led to the apprehension of Murphy," Sheriff Reginald B. Scandrett told Channel 2 Action News.

Murphy is at the Henry County jail where he is expected to face additional charges.

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