Search for 2 Escapees in Northwest Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a northwest Georgia prison, including one serving a life sentence for armed robbery, hijacking a vehicle and aggravated assault and battery in Clarke County.

The Department of Corrections says 53-year-old Johnny M. Brown and 48-year-old Michael A. Tweedel, who was serving two 10-year sentences for armed robbery in Cobb County, escaped from Hays State
Prison near Trion on Monday morning.

Corrections officials say they, along with the Georgia State Patrol and local authorities, are concentrating their search around Spring Creek in the northwestern section of Chattooga County.

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