Inmate Apprehended after brief Escape
On July 26, 2011 at approximately 6:15 pm, an inmate from the Cobb County Adult Detention Facility escaped on foot from the Intake Area as he was returning from a scheduled court appearance. Preliminary reports indicate that Anthony L. Pierce, 20 yoa of Powder Springs was able to access an outer security gate that was temporarily opened to allow the exit of vehicle.
Pierce was arrested on November 4, 2010 on misdemeanor charges of fighting in a public place and disrupting of public schools. While in custody, an additional warrant was taken by the Sheriff Office on November 19, 2010 for felony obstruction, simple battery and aggravated battery. He now faces additional charges of escape.
The Cobb County Internal Affairs Unit will conduct an investigation to ensure that all policy and procedures were followed. No other information is available at this time.
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DATE: July 26, 2011. For further