The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office working with law enforcement officials in Catoosa County have apprehended Randy Nelson Belcher.
Belcher escaped on Thursday from a work detail at Chester Frost Park. He stole a county maintenance truck in making his escape.
At approximately 11:45 a.m., Belcher, who is an inmate at the workhouse, was assigned to a work detail at the park. He failed to return from a bathroom break and soon it was determined that a Hamilton County maintenance truck had been stolen. The missing truck was later found in the city of Red Bank at the dead end of Barker Road.
Warrants were obtained charging Belcher with escape from a penal institution and theft over $10,000.
He is described as a white male, 39, 6’3” and weighing 205 pounds.
He was being held by CCA on the charge of probation violation. He was last arrested on Feb. 17.