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Jailbreak possible because of hole in wall
Candler County Jail escapee still at large
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Robert L. Williamson
A hole in a jail shower wall at the Candler County Jail was pure opportunity for a man who escaped Tuesday and is still at large. Robert L. Williamson, 36, of Palm Bay, Fla., worked his way through the wall after finding a hole near a shower valve and working it until he could fit through, Candler County Sheriff Homer Bell said. While there are plans to replace the damaged shower units, Williamson took advantage of the current condition of the walls and found a way to escape less than a week after he was arrested Aug. 1 in Bulloch County.
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