Forenza Murphy: Cops arrest Connecticut fugitive at his own birthday party after searching for months

Forenza Murphy: Cops arrest Connecticut fugitive at his own birthday party after searching for months
Forenza Murphy was finally caught at his own birthday celebration in a family member's home in McDonough, Georgia (Henry County Sheriff's Office)

MCDONOUGH, GEORGIA: Forenza Murphy, a Connecticut man who was on the run, was caught in Georgia while attending his own birthday celebration, according to the authorities. Murphy, 31, broke out of the Connecticut Department of Corrections halfway house in Bridgeport on August 8, 2022, while serving a four-year jail term for robbery. A member of the public alerted authorities that the prisoner was attending his own birthday celebration on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at a family member's house in McDonough, which is approximately an hour southeast of Atlanta in Georgia.

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Murphy was finally caught at around 4.15 pm and promptly taken into custody. The sheriff's office's Special Investigation Unit arrested Murphy, who is now facing extra charges. Sheriff Reginald Scandrett stated that police had been actively searching for the prisoner since August and were dedicated to finding him. "If you make your way into Henry County, we're going to get on your trail, and we won't stop until you're caught," the sheriff made a statement on Facebook.

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The united search that led to Murphy's capture was commended by the police as a "great collaborative effort." Scandrett stated, "It was a great collaborative effort with The Connecticut DOC that led to the apprehension of Murphy." Murphy was convicted of robbery and was incarcerated for four years prior to his escape. He was being housed at a halfway house administered by the Connecticut Department of Corrections in Bridgeport when he escaped without authorization. He is currently being held at the Henry County Jail and is anticipated to face additional charges after escaping prison without authorization.

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In July of this year, a prison guard in southern Indiana sold a male convict a key to the women's wing. Due to this, 28 female inmates suffered repeated physical and sexual assault at the hands of male convicts. In two separate cases, the female inmates have named the Clark County Sheriff's Office, former correctional officer David Lowe, and unnamed jail employees in Jeffersonville.

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The victims were disciplined by the jail officials after the assault so that "lights remained on in the female pods for the next 72 hours." The Clark County Sheriff's office defended itself in a statement to the Daily Mail by claiming that the incident was "the result of the unforeseeable criminal actions of a rogue corrections officer."

The statement read, "The individual in question chose to abandon his training, ethics, and morals and made the unilateral decision to mortgage his career and future by allowing inmate access to the jail keys." Lowe was accused of official misconduct, facilitating an escape, and trading with a prisoner. His trial is scheduled for November 2022.

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