Saturday, February 21, 2009
© Copyright 2015
Gwinnett Daily Post
BUFORD - Authorities have recaptured one of two inmates who escaped from a supervised work detail early Thursday afternoon.
Agents from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department's Fugitive Unit arrested 28-year-old Mark Flenniken in Buford at about 6 p.m. Friday, said department spokeswoman Stacey Bourbonnais.
"He was located at a residence on Creek Lane, the person was an acquaintance of his," Bourbonnais said. "He told them he'd been released from prison."
Authorities also recovered a Toyota Tundra believed to have been stolen from an apartment complex near the Gwinnett Recycling Bank, where Flenniken and 29-year-old Robert Summey, who remains at large, were working as part of a Gwinnett County Correctional Institute labor crew.
"The Tundra does appear to have been wrecked," Bourbonnais said.
Flenniken was serving an 18-month sentence for a probation violation and could have been released as early as July, according to GCCI Deputy Warden Jeff Sligar. He now faces an additional charge of felony escape and could receive up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Jail records show Flenniken is being held at the Gwinnett County Jail.
Authorities are still looking for Summey, who they describe as a white man, 5-feet-7, 155 pounds with blue eyes and a mustache. He has a tattoo below his right ear and was last known to reside at 536 Haggard Road, Ringold.
Anyone with information as to Summey's whereabouts is urged to contact local law enforcement.