2 inmates use drain pipe to escape jail, officials say

Eric Calvin Bell, left.Thomas Christopher Cuddington. (Photo: Troup County Sheriff's Office)
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Eric Calvin Bell, left.Thomas Christopher Cuddington. (Photo: Troup County Sheriff's Office)

Two inmates used a drain pipe to escape late Wednesday from the Troup County Jail, the sheriff's office said.

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Security camera images showed Thomas Christopher Cuddington and Eric Calvin Bell, both 28, "climbing down from a drain pipe" at the front of the Sheriff's Office about 10:59 p.m., sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Stewart Smith said Thursday in a statement.

The inmates ran up Sam Walker Drive toward Hamilton Road in LaGrange and have been at large since, according to Smith.