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2 Cobb County jail escapees captured

Two men escaped from Cobb County jail on Thursday, but both were apprehended several hours later.
Two men escaped from Cobb County jail on Thursday, but both were apprehended several hours later.
Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Two inmates escaped from the Cobb County Detention Center off of Marietta's County Services Parkway this Thursday. Both inmates were captured several hours later. One inmate was apprehended around 7 p.m. and the other inmate was caught around 9 p.m., 11 Alive reports.

The inmates were identified as Richard Hattersley, 44, of Marietta, and Trevor Mandich, 22, of Marietta.

According to Cobb County police, the two inmates escaped from the jail while working in the kitchen. Both men were classified as as "low risk" offenders, meaning they were both considered by authorities to not re-offend once released. However, while wearing white jumpsuits with the letters CCADC written in bold black across the back of the garments, the two men ran by foot from the jail.

Hattersly was apprehended first, after residents at the Crescent Square Apartments off of Austell Road called the police and reported a suspicious man outside. Mandich was caught a few hours later, hiding in the ceiling of Gabriel Juarez's home off of Chamberlain Circle in Marietta. Juarez told authorities that a white jail uniform was found in a shed behind his home. Juarez also stated that the shed, which was always left unlocked, was locked. He had to climb through a window to open it.

"My uncle, he came and he was returning a Weed Eater that we let him borrow, and the door was locked and we never leave it locked, we just leave it open like this," said Juarez.

When deputies found Mandich in the ceiling, he fought back. Deputies had to physically lift him and carry him to their car.

Per the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, Hattersley, who has been in jail since Jan., 2014, was arrested for one felony count probation violation, one felony count of identity theft, one misdemeanor count of willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer,and one misdemeanor count of giving false information to a law enforcement officer. Mandich, who has been in jail since Feb., 2014, was arrested for one felony count of probation violation and one felony count of burglary.

Both men are now charged with one felony count each of escape.

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