Ga. woman says she was kidnapped by escaped inmate

CARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in east Georgia have launched a search for two inmates who escaped from a prison 120 miles away after a woman said she was kidnapped by one of them.

Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said a woman called 911 on Monday night saying she had been kidnapped by 54-year-old Johnny Mack Brown in Chattooga County near Hays State Prison and dropped
off in east Georgia. Authorities say Brown has family in Franklin County.

Authorities say Brown and 48-year-old Michael A. Tweedel escaped from the prison near Trion on Oct. 13.

Brown is serving a life sentence for armed robbery, hijacking a vehicle and aggravated assault and battery in Clarke County. Tweedel is serving two 10-year sentences for armed robbery in Cobb County.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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