Escaped Fugitive Caught While Attending His Own Birthday Party
(TargetLiberty.org) – An escaped criminal who had been on the run for almost two months has been recaptured hundreds of miles away. Was this a triumph of police work? Not really. Turns out, he was arrested at a birthday party — his own.
An escaped inmate from Connecticut has been picked up by The Henry County Sheriff’s Office’s SIU. 31-year-old Forenza Rakeem Murphy was serving time on a robbery charge at a Connecticut Department of Corrections Halfway House in Bridgeport, CN, when he left without permission. pic.twitter.com/no08N53Q3y
— Henry County, GA Sheriff's Office (@HCSOGA) October 1, 2022
In 2019, a Georgia man named Forenza Rakeem Murphy, who had already served four years in a Connecticut jail for robbery, was convicted of violating his parole and sentenced to another four years. By this year, he’d graduated to a halfway house in Bridgeport, Connecticut, but it seems he wanted faster progress towards freedom. On August 8, he absconded from the halfway house and disappeared.
Traces of Murphy had not turned up until October 1, when the Sheriff’s Office in Henry County, Georgia, received a tip that the 31-year-old runaway had been seen in McDonough, GA, having a late birthday party at a relative’s house. When deputies investigated, they found Murphy at the scene and promptly arrested him.
Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett praised the Connecticut Department of Corrections for “a great collaborative effort” and warned any other escapees who might feel like heading for his patch that “If you make your way into Henry County, we’re going to get on your trail, and we won’t stop until you’re caught.”
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