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Hall Co. authorities search for escaped inmate

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities are searching for an inmate who fled from a transport vehicle on Tuesday around noon. 

According to Hall County, 64-year-old James Edward Cantrell escaped custody during a transfer from the Hall County courthouse to a transport vehicle. 

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Cantrell was able to conceal himself in the "alcove of a locked doorway" on the building. Authorities say he made away in a nearby work truck that had the keys in the ignition and he left the area. 

Cantrell is described as a six foot tall African-American male, he weighs about 205 pounds and was last seen wearing an orange jumpsuit. He stole a red Ford pick-up truck with GA tag: 9930 QK. 

Anyone with information on Cantrell's whereabouts is being asked to contact the Hall County Sheriff's Office at (770) 536-8812.