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Escaped Inmate from Franklin

The following press release has been issued by Macon County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles Andrew Cochran

Charles Andrew Cochran

During the evening of July 30 at approximately 9:00 pm Detention Officers were utilizing two inmates to do routine maintenance in and around the Macon County Detention Center.

After completing the tasks assigned, a Detention Officer took the two inmates out to dispose of the garbage as is done on a daily basis. It was at this time that inmate Charles Andrew Cochran of Franklin ran directly into a deeply wooded area next to the Detention Center and disappeared. The officer requested assistance and officers immediately responded to assist her and attempt to locate Cochran.

Officers secured a perimeter in the area between Lakeside Drive and Lake Emory Roads where MCSO K9 units and officers began searching for the inmate throughout the night. Officers have located several items related to inmate Cochran. K9 Units were able to find an envelope containing photos belonging to the inmate as well as one of his shoes and a white t-shirt he was wearing. Officers and their K9 partners were also able to find the orange pants he was wearing at the time of the escape.

Inmate Cochran was currently being held in the Macon County Detention Center on a minor charge of Trespassing that had been issued out of the state of Colorado. Inmate Cochran has been serving as a “Trustee” in the Detention Center for the past two weeks where he has been a model prisoner and not had any infractions.

Sheriff Holland states, “While we are making every effort to locate Mr. Cochran we do not consider him to be a danger to our community or a threat to the safety of the public.”

Anyone that has information as to his whereabouts should immediately call 911 and report it to law enforcement.

Charles Andrew Cochran, Date Of Birth: 10/15/92
150 Lbs.
Hazel Eyes
Brown Short Hair
Possibly wearing a Tshirt and Gray Sweat Pants

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