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UPDATE: Escapee from Valdosta Transitional Center detained in southwest Florida

BOLO alert released Friday
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Posted at 6:18 PM, Oct 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-22 12:09:07-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — UPDATE 10/22/2022: According to the Florida Highway Patroland the Georgia Department of Corrections on Saturday, Anthony Moret, who absconded from the Valdosta Transitional Center was recaptured in southwest Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol notes that Moret was found walking on Interstate 75 in Charlotte County and was detained without incident.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections database, Moret, who was born in 1955, was serving a life sentence for a 1978 murder and was sentenced to nine years in prison for an armed robbery that occurred in 1975.

The database notes that Moret had previously escaped custody in 1976 and 1985.

The Valdosta Transitional Center is listed by the GDOC as a minimum security level facility for adult male felons.


A be on the lookout alert was released by the Georgia Department of Corrections Friday.

According to the GDOC, Anthony Moret, who is a Black male, 6-foot in height, and 239 pounds, absconded from the Valdosta Transitional Facility and was last seen wearing civilian clothing.

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The Georgia Department of Corrections issued an alert Friday, October 21, 2022 for Anthony Moret, a resident of the Valdosta Transitional Facility.

The department of corrections stressed individuals to not approach Moret, but to call 478-992-5111 or 911.