CAPTURED: Inmate who escaped while at hospital in Clayton County found

Brandi Marie Cannon

UPDATE: Inmate Brandi Marie Cannon has been captured, according to the Clayton County Sheriff's Office. 

Clayton County Communications received a call in reference to a suspicious person at Old Dixie and Old Dixie Way, according to the sheriff's office. Chief Deputy Jonathan Green spotted Inmate Cannon at 6120 Old Dixie Way Forest Park and began chasing her.

Cannon reportedly broke into a citizen's house and car before she was taken into custody on Thomas Road by Green. She was captured a little over a mile from where she escaped. 

Cannon will now be charged with trying to escape custody. 


A search is underway in Clayton County for an inmate who escaped from Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale.

According to Clayton County Sheriff's Office, inmate Brandi Marie Cannon was being treated at the hospital after she informed officers she had swallowed drugs prior to being taken to jail.

Cannon was apparently able to slip out of her handcuffs and pulled a fire alarm in order to escape.

Cannon is 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing black tights and a camouflage T-shirt.

Cannon was arrested for theft of stolen property, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of tools during a crime, giving a false name and violation of Georgia's controlled substances act.

If anyone sees Cannon, they should call 911.