Georgia Police looking for prison escapee who ran away when guards stopped to buy food at QuikTrip

17 days ago

Atlanta news, Georgia news.

The search continues for a Georgia inmate who escaped while guards stopped to get food at a QuikTrip convenience store early Friday.

Devonte Detuan Ross was being transported from California to Georgia to serve jailtime over burglary and narcotics trafficking charges when he ran away.

The 5-foot Black inmate has tattoos all over his face and neck, police said adding that he had been cuffed in the front with waist chains “if he has not found a way to release them.”

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  • “Ross is very familiar with this area and may have friends in this area,” Clayton County Police said. “Anyone aiding Ross will go to prison with him.”

    “Any escapee regardless of charges should be considered potentially dangerous. If spotted do not approach and dial 911 immediately. Everyone who lives and work in this area should keep their doors locked and stay vigilant.”

    Schools in Clayton County were placed on a “soft lockdown” following the Police statement until further notice.