A man who escaped from the Phillips Transitional Center did not have long to enjoy his freedom before being captured by Winder Police.
On August 16, several officers investigated a gathering of people at the corner of Osborne and Capitol Avenue.
One of the people interviewed by officers was Kenneth Macklin Slayton, 51 of 600 Wood Avenue in Winder. Officers ran Slayton’s name and date of birth through the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) database. The information on file showed that Slayton had no outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Two hours later, police dispatch received a BOLO (be on the lookout) from the Metro Fugitive Squad advising that Slayton had escaped from a Buford prison facility.
Officers returned to the area where they had earlier encountered Slayton. After searching the area on foot, officers located Slayton near the Boys and Girls Club.
Slayton was arrested and transported to the Barrow County Detention Center where he was held until the Metro Fugitive Squad could take custody.
Other recent arrests made by Winder Police:
•Angela Elizabeth Hawkins, 25, 1209 Autumn Avenue, Winder, shoplifting.