Hall County inmate who walked away during work release has been found

Ryan Michael Roper
Ryan Michael Roper(Hall County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Mar. 10, 2023 at 6:24 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2023 at 2:37 PM EST
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HALL COUNTY, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The Hall County Sheriff’s Office has found the work release jail inmate who walked away from a job site in Jefferson Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say 28-year-old Ryan Michael Roper, of Gainesville, was at work with his employer when he removed his ankle monitor. The monitor was discovered at a location off Old Pendergrass Road. Investigators are unsure in which direction Roper was traveling.

Roper is described as 5 feet 10, 130 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue pants, and brown shoes. He was serving time in jail on meth possession and probation violation charges.