Bibb County suspect escapes during transport

Authorities in Bibb County are searching for a man who fled from a patrol van while being transported.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said 27-year-old Telvin Vashun Smith was being taken to Bibb County Law Enforcement Center after being picked up for a violation of probation charge. Deputies said Smith was able to slide the handcuff from behind his back to in front of him. Investigators said he then was able to get the van to open and ran away near Second and Pebble streets.

Smith is described by deputies as being 5’7” tall, weighing about 160 pounds, with a “low afro” hairstyle. He was last seen wearing a colored tank top and black meshed-styled shorts.

Anyone who sees Smith is asked to call 911 immediately.