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Long deputy nabes Colorado fugitive
Jonathan Joe Pennington - photo by Photo provided.
According to Long County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Tom Sollosi, a man who escaped from the Colorado Department of Corrections was captured June 29 during a traffic stop on Georgia Highway 119.
Sollosi said he received a tip that the escaped fugitive was in the Long County area and had been seen driving a red Dodge pickup. Sollosi said all local law enforcement agencies were notified, told to be on the lookout for Jonathan Joe Pennington, 27, and given a picture of the man.
The investigator said LCSO Deputy Andy Young saw a red Dodge pickup traveling on Highway 119 at around 5 p.m. June 29. The deputy initiated a traffic stop. Sollosi said the pickup driver stopped the truck across the Liberty County line, so Young contacted the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office for assistance.
Young detained the man, who later was identified as Pennington. Sollosi said Pennington was arrested and taken to the sheriff’s office. Local officials notified the Colorado Department of Corrections of Pennington’s apprehension and the CDC made plans to transport the suspect back to Colorado.

In other LCSO news:
During the 4th of July weekend, Sollosi said, a Long County man was beaten and left on the side of Highway 196 near Maggie’s Lake. The incident occurred last at around 11:30 p.m. July 3. The man, whose identity has not been revealed, was taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah early Sunday morning and initially was listed in serious condition, Sollosi said.
Once the victim’s condition improved, the investigator interviewed the man, who said he had been beaten by four men. Anyone with information about the incident should call the LCSO at 545-2118.
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