Fugitive Goes On The Run — Brainless Mistake Puts Him Right Back In Custody

Escaped Fugitive Caught While Attending His Own Birthday Party

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.

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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