UPDATE: Houston Co. inmate charged with Escape, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime
UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 10 A.M.
PERRY, Ga. -- The Houston County inmate who was captured Tuesday morning after escaping the detention center Monday night faces two new charges.
Records show Shane Joe Saip is now charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Crime and one count of Escape.
These are in addition to the following charges he faced from his April arrest:
- 2 counts Violation of Parole
- 3 counts Burglary (1st degree)
- Theft by Deception
- Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
- VGCSA-Poss Schedule I-II
Saip made his first appearance in Houston Co. court Wednesday morning for his escape incident. The date of his second court appearance is not known at this time.
UPDATE: TUESDAY 11 A.M.
PERRY, Ga. -- Deputies say escaped Houston County inmate Shane Joe Saip was captured just after 11 a.m. Tuesday and is back in custody. The manhunt lasted about 15 hours.
Saip, 38, is one of two inmates who escaped from the Houston County Detention Center in Perry Monday evening. He was captured at 11:07 a.m. in a barn on the property of a home near Mossland Dr. in Perry.
The other escaped inmate, Willie Driver, was captured Monday night.
Deputies say a neighbor spotted Saip this morning as he headed towards the barn, notifying law enforcement. Deputies then checked the barn three times throughout the morning before capturing him.
Deputies say Saip turned himself over to authorities without incident. He was wearing shorts and a t-shirt.
No one was injured from this incident.
Saip was captured 2.5 to 3 miles from the Detention Center, according to deputies. They believe he used the woodline on GA-127 to hide himself throughout the hunt.
At 2 a.m. Tuesday, officers were called to Olive Place Apartments on Gray Rd. They say Saip broke into the apartments, but left before deputies arrived.
Deputies apprehended Driver at the Olive Place Apartments Monday night. He was on the run for about an hour before being captured.
Driver was originally jailed on a felony identity fraud charge, as well as multiple misdemeanors. Saip was recently arrested in early April for multiple burglary charges in Houston County, as well as charges related to firearms possession, VGCSA and possession of methamphetamine.
This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.
UPDATE 9 A.M.
PERRY, Ga. -- Multiple daycares tell WGXA they're on lockdown Tuesday morning as authorities continue to work to find an inmate who escaped from the Houston County Detention Center in Perry Monday night.
Meadowdale Learning Center on Houston Lake Rd. in Perry confirmed at 9 a.m. it's on lockdown.
Foundation Academy Perry on GA-127 in Perry also confirmed at 9 a.m. it has been on lockdown for at least 30 minutes.
At 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, law enforcement told WGXA that officers entered the Olive Place Apartments on Gray Rd. behind the detention center. They also began going door to door doing welfare checks and checking all cars that were leaving.
Officers say the escaped inmate, Shane Joe Saip, broke into an apartment there off Gray Rd. around 2 a.m. A resident called in a possible burglary. When officers checked the apartment, he went through the owners belongings but nothing seemed to be taken.
Officers believe he is wearing only a t-shirt, underwear and socks. They found both bright green jumpsuits from the jail. When they captured the first escapee, he was wearing a t shirt, socks and underwear.
Saip is not considered to be armed, but he is considered dangerous since he escaped. Officials say Saip has ties to middle Georgia, including Milledgeville. He used to live in Warner Robins before his initial arrest.
Saip was recently arrested in early April for multiple burglary charges in Houston County, as well as charges related to firearms possession, VGCSA and possession of methamphetamine.
Law enforcement also identified the second inmate who escaped Monday night as 24-year-old Willie Driver. He was apprehended after roughly one hour near apartments behind the detention center. Driver is jailed on a felony identity fraud charge, as well as multiple misdemeanors.
PERRY, Ga. -- The Perry Police Department has confirmed its working to find an escaped inmate near the Houston County Detention Center in Perry.
Major Alan Everidge with the Houston County Sheriff's Office says two inmates went out with a deputy Monday evening for a trash detail. The inmates fled on foot and were seen in a wooded area behind the detention center, he said.
Everidge said one inmate has already been taken into custody without incident.
Inmate Shane Joe Saip, 38, is still on the loose. Everidge said Saip is a bald white male with blonde hair, a mustache and beard. Saip was last seen wearing a green jail jumpsuit, although Everidge said law enforcement believes he's discarded it by now.
Tuesday morning Everidge said, the Sheriff's Office missed Saip breaking into an apartment off of Gray Rd. around 2 a.m. Right now deputies are searching the for the inmate between Kings Chapel, Houston lake, Gray Rd. and Keith Dr.
According to Houston County's inmate search, Saip had been booked on violation of parole, theft by deception, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and three charges of burglary.
Houston County deputies, US Marshals and Perry Police officers are checking the ground while Georgia State Patrol is flying a helicopter over the area.
Law enforcement has marked a large perimeter around the area.
Everidge said anyone coming into contact with Saip should call 911 immediately.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.