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Fugitive Cecil ‘Red’ Dewitt Nelson Captured in Pembroke

FBI Atlanta November 13, 2012
  • Special Agent Stephen Emmett (404) 679-6451

ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Mark F. Giuliano announces the capture of escapee/fugitive Cecil “Red” Dewitt Nelson. He was arrested Monday night, November 12, 2012, 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.

Also captured in separate law enforcement operations were state inmates Dante Latimore, Eric Bamey, and John Stephen Powel.

Remaining at large are state inmates Mathew Shepherd Findley and Jeffrey Rashwan Webb.

Anyone with information regarding those remaining inmates should contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, or the Swainsboro Police Department.

Cecil “Red” Dewitt Nelson

  • Along with five other inmates, Cecil “Red” Nelson escaped the Emanuel County jail in Swainsboro, Georgia, on the night of Saturday, November 10, 2012.
  • Nelson pleaded guilty on August 16, 2012, to one count of conspiracy to kidnap, Title 18, United States Code Section 1201.
  • Together with Gary McDonald (pleaded 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.

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