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Individuals Arrested on Charges of Harboring a Fugitive

FBI Atlanta November 20, 2012
  • Special Agent Stephen Emmett (404) 679-6451

ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Mark F. Giuliano, Atlanta Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announces the following arrests at Pembroke, Georgia, in connection with the November 10, 2012 escape of Cecil “Red” Nelson from the Emanuel County, Georgia Detention Center.

  • Charles Pretlow, 47 years of age, of Pembroke, Georgia, charged with conspiracy to harbor, harboring a fugitive
  • Ida Clark, age 57, of Pembroke, Georgia, charged with conspiracy to harbor, harboring a fugitive
  • Ashley N. Lewis, age 49, of Pembroke, Georgia, charged with conspiracy to harbor, harboring a fugitive, and lying to a federal officer
  • Joshua R. Saturday, age 49, of Pembroke, Georgia, charged with conspiracy to harbor, harboring a fugitive, and lying to a federal officer.

The above individuals were arrested this morning, November 20, 2012, at Pembroke, Georgia, by FBI agents with the assistance of the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office. They were afforded an initial appearance in federal court earlier today.

On November, 10, 2012, Cecil “Red” Nelson, age 33, escaped the Emanuel County jail in Swainsboro, Georgia, on the night of Saturday, November 10, 2012, along with five other inmates. Nelson had previously pled guilty on August 16, 2012, to one count of conspiracy to kidnap, Title 18, United States Code Section 1201. Together with Gary McDonald (pled guilty on July 26, 2012) and Antonio Lamont Murray (convicted on August 22, 2012), Nelson committed two separate kidnappings in Bryan County, Georgia, in December 2011 and January 2012 in which both victims were forcibly abducted at gunpoint and later released after ransoms were paid.

On Monday, November 12, 2012, Nelson was taken into custody without incident at his mother’s home in Pembroke, Georgia, with the assistance of the Pembroke Police Department, Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Marshals Service, and the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office.

The public should be reminded that the above are mere allegations, and all persons are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.