Joe Hellriegel January 17, Surveillance video of the Thomas County inmate who escaped and has since been captured in being released. Take a look video attached. That's inmate Charlie Nix on work detail in the kitchen at the bottom right of your screen. He takes a cell phone that was laying on the counter and puts it in his sock. A couple of minutes later, he runs off after taking out the trash.
Although Nix never made a call on the kitchen staffer's cell phone, authorities say security procedures and policies will all be tightened. Nix is in jail on charges of child molestation. He was captured again this past Tuesday, January 14, After nearly 14 hours of searching, a tip from a local woman gave them their break.
Captain McDonald said the woman recognized Nix and called Nix then took off running into the woods along Glenwood Drive. Investigators, along with thermal trackers, went in after him. He had covered himself up with some leaves and debris," McDonald said. On Wednesday, Nix, with fresh cuts and scrapes visible on his neck, went before a check where he was formally charged with escape and denied bond. Nix is now back where he started; behind bars at the Thomas County Jail.
Garin Flowers The search for a Thomas County jail escapee is now over. Authorities say, earlier today, Nix escaped from the Thomas County Jail, but now they have captured him.
They say they used a thermal imaging device to find him hiding under leaves. Authorities also say Nix is an accused child molester. Back in December , he was charged with aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, as well as two more counts of child molestation as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Nix was found shortly after 9pm tonight. Authorities are still investigating and will release more information at a later date. Julie Montanaro January 14, , 10pm U. Marshals say Charles Nix was caught in a swampy area near Glenwood and Pinetree. Thomas County deputies and U. Marshals used a thermal imaging device and found Nix covered in leaves.
January 14, , 9: More details will be available on WCTV at 11pm. Bailey Myers Authorities in Thomasville are continuing their search for an escaped inmate. Charles nix escaped from the Thomas County Jail this morning and hasn't been seen since. For the last several hours, dozens of law enforcement agents including Thomas County Sheriff's Deputies, Thomasville Police and even Georgia State Patrol Troopers have been canvassing the area looking for Nix. They also called in a helicopter crew as well as two K-9 units, but still, no luck.
We are however learning some new information tonight as to why Nix was behind bars. Back in December , he was arrested and charged with aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation , two more counts of child molestation, as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The manhunt will continue through this evening, and if you have any information on Nix's whereabouts, you're asked to contact the Thomas County Sheriff's Office immediately.
It all happened around seven this morning after thirty five year old Charles Nix escaped. Authorities are currently searching for his location now. Nix is described as being a white male, who is approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall, and weighs around pounds. According to the Thomas County Sheriff's Office, Nix is a suspected sex offender and has a violent history.
They told us they won't rest till he is behind bars. Right now, police are still following leads. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Charles Nix, you are encouraged to call Officers are currently investigating the circumstances which led to his escape. Kara Duffy January 14, , 4: He was in jail but had not yet been indicted. The firearm by convicted felon charge came because he had served time and was out on parole from an armed robbery conviction.
Investigator did not have the exact date of the armed robbery. Bailey Myers January 14, , 2pm Please Note: Escaped inmate, Charles Nix, was originally reported as a convicted sex offender. Officials have since corrected the report to amend that he is a suspected sex offender. A helicopter has joined the search for an escaped suspected sex offender in Thomas County. A search team found his uniform outside of the jail shortly after his escape, and they believe he has changed clothes.
Kara Duffy January 14, , 9am Thomasville, Ga. Charles Nix, 35, is a white male, who is approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall, and weighs around pounds. Nix escaped from the county jail at Smith Ave. Anyone with information should call the Thomas County Sherrif's Office immediately. That number is