Escaped inmate recaptured

Fugitive investigators in a joint effort between the Southeast Fugitive task force and the Floyd County prison have recaptured 41-year-old Jack Belcher, the escaped inmate who made off in a Rome city water truck Tuesday from the water treatment plant on Blossom Hill in North Rome. According to Floyd County prison warden Jeff Chandler, the fugitive was captured in Gwinnett County Friday evening around 7:40pm. On Tuesday Deputy Warden of Security at the Floyd County prison David Jackson said Belcher, a Loganville native who was serving time for three different charges, was on city work detail at the treatment plant when he used the city’s white 2002 Ford F-150 to drive away at about 1:20 p.m. Chandler said the investigation was led by Investigator Jason Watson with the Fugitive Task force and that all individuals involved in the 30 hour manhunt worked tirelessly to recapture Belcher. Belcher was serving time in the Floyd County prison after being convicted of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and impersonating another person.