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Four men held in central Georgia jail escaped and a search is underway, sheriff says
jail escape
This image provided by the Bibb County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office shows a blue Dodge Challenger outside of a central Georgia jail. Authorities are looking to talk to the driver of the vehicle for possible involvement in the escape. (Bibb County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
MACON — Four men detained in a central Georgia jail - including one being held on a murder charge - escaped through a damaged window and a cut fence early Monday morning, authorities said. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis identified the four as Joey Fournier, Marc Kerry Anderson, Johnifer Dernard Barnwell and Chavis Demaryo Stokes. During a news conference Monday, Davis said that jail staff noticed a break in the perimeter fence around 6 a.m. After watching video footage, they discovered the four men were able to escape via a window in a second-floor dayroom and then through the fence around 3:30 a.m., he said.
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