Jerry Mercado, the Hartford man who police said escaped from Carl Robinson Correctional Institution on Jan. 7, is fighting extradition from Georgia, where he was arrested Wednesday on a fugitive warrant.
During a court hearing Friday in Cherokee County, Ga., Mercado, 25, told a judge he would fight efforts to bring him back to Connecticut, officials said. He is expected to get a full hearing on the extradition next week.
Authorities tracked Mercado to a Chevron station in Canton, Ga. He