Four inmates, including a murder suspect, have escaped from a Georgia prison, authorities said
Four inmates, including a man charged with murder, escaped from a Georgia prison early Monday, authorities said.
The inmates made their way out of the Bibb County Detention Center through a damaged window and a downed fence, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. The sheriff’s office said they fled around 3 a.m. in a blue Dodge Challenger that had arrived at the location.
The escaped prisoners are Joey Fournier, 52, who was imprisoned for murder; Mark Kerry Anderson, 24, is charged with aggravated assault; Jennifer Dernard Barnwell, 37 years old, arrested by US security forces; Chavis Demario Stokes, 29, is charged with possession of a firearm and drug trafficking, the sheriff’s office said.
In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service are searching for them.
Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said at a news conference that the inmates could be anywhere, and he was not sure if they were still together or if they had separated.
“The person who sees this tonight knows where these four people are, and someone on the TV is probably laughing and saying, ‘They’ll never get us,’” Davis said. “We’re going to get them. They will go back to prison. It’s only a matter of time.”
Bibb County is located about 85 miles south of Atlanta. Macon is the county seat.
Last month, a convicted murderer Danilo Cavalcanti It made national headlines when He escaped from a Pennsylvania prison and spent nearly two weeks on the lam.
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