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Ga. inmate accused of using stolen ID to flee jail

SAVANNAH — Authorities in Savannah have re-captured an inmate four days after they say he escaped from jail by fooling guards into thinking he was another prisoner due to be released.

The U.S. Marshals Service and Chatham County sheriff say 30-year-old Ricardo Sean Chambers was captured Monday afternoon after he was spotted in downtown Savannah. Authorities followed him into neighboring South Carolina, where he was arrested and jailed in Jasper County.

Sheriff's officials say Chambers last Thursday scammed his way through normal discharge procedures at the county jail by using an identification bracelet taken from a fellow inmate. Chambers was being held on charges of drug possession and theft by receiving stolen property.

Authorities say Chambers now faces additional charges of escape and making false statements to police.