Fugitive captured in DeKalb County after 16 days on the run
Posted By Sparta Live | March 29, 2012 12:00 am
Jeffrey M. Hodges, 38, of Morrison, who escaped from White County Jail on March 12, was apprehended by the US Marshall Fugitive Task Force in DeKalb County at 10:30 a.m. on March 28.
According to Detective Chris Isom of the White County Sheriff Department, Hodges, who was being held on charges of aggravated burglary and simple possession, had allegedly been witnessed on camera leaving the Justice Center at about 12:45 a.m. on March 12.
Isom states that Hodges called the department hours later to apologize for escaping and allegedly told law enforcement that “he just had to do what he had to do.”
Federal marshals reportedly located Hodges at a residence in DeKalb County 16 days after his escape and returned him to White County Jail.