Yancey, who was returned to DeKalb County Jail on Sept. 26, was captured while sitting at a bar in the fishing town of Punta Gorda, in the central American country of Belize on Sept. 12.
District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming said Thursday that she was evaluating case law to see if additional charges can be brought against the former DeKalb sheriff’s deputy following his escape.
Yancey is already facing malicious murder and weapons charges in the June 8, 2008, shooting deaths of his wife, Linda Yancey, and Mexican day laborer Marcial Cax Puluc at his Southland subdivision home in Stone Mountain.
Yancey had not seen a judge since his return to the county.
District attorney spokesman Orzy Theus said no court date has been set for his trial. He said Yancey’s murder case will be tried by DeKalb Superior Court Judge Linda Warren Hunter.
“We expect the case to be on Hunter’s next trial calendar,” Theus said Thursday. “Judge Hunter has not given us the dates of the calendar yet.”
Yancey initially told police that he killed Puluc who shot his wife during a robbery. Investigators say that forensic evidence indicates that he killed both people.
Yancey was on house arrest at his mother’s Jonesboro home when he tampered with his ankle monitoring bracelet and fled the state on a Greyhound bus on April 6. The monitoring company did not report his escape until 11 hours after they lost the signal.
Yancey, who had altered his appearance with a beard, is again clean-shaven and was wearing his hair braided in cornrows when he landed at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. He was escorted back into the country by U.S. marshals who nabbed him on information from a tipster.