Sheriff: Inmate caught after escape from south Georgia jail

Authorities say an escaped jail inmate has been captured in south Georgia.

James Mitchell Metts, 32, was caught in Jacksonville, Georgia, Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said.

Metts had escaped from the Bacon County jail in Alma on Sunday and stolen a car, the sheriff said.

He was taken back into custody Tuesday night after a foot chase in the Georgia town, about 35 miles northwest of Alma.

Telfair County deputies, Coffee County canine deputies and Georgia Department of Corrections officers were involved in the chase.

Metts was serving a sentence for burglary and theft charges that originated in Coffee and Ben Hill Counties, WMAZ-TV reported.