A man who slipped out of restraints on a transport bus Tuesday and fled from deputies at the Bulloch County Jail remained at large late Tuesday night.
Bulloch County Sheriff’s Inv. Jared Akins said Ricky Jacktavian Mosley, 24, of Simons Lane, escaped just before 5 p.m. as he was being escorted into the jail, where he was to await court hearings on a false imprisonment charge today.
Mosley somehow removed his leg shackles and handcuffs while in a transport van, where he and other inmates were transported from Georgia State Prison Tuesday, he said.
When he was being escorted into the jail, he fled.
Just after 5 p.m., Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputies began searching for Mosley, communicating by radio as they directed the search to an area behind the jail and the Bulloch County Correctional Institute. Searchers said over the radio Mosley ran through the work camp garden and scaled a fence.
Regional K9 units responded to the scene around 6:15 p.m., and the Georgia State Patrol helicopters arrived a couple hours later, using infrared imaging to seek Mosley.
The Statesboro Police, Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Department of Corrections and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force also responded to help, Akins said.
Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said while others searched, some investigators questioned inmates who were transported with Mosley.
With a previous conviction of robbery by intimidation, Mosley was facing a hearing regarding a Statesboro Police false imprisonment/domestic dispute case, Akins said. He also faces parole violation charges related to the 2011 case.
The search radiated from the Bulloch County Jail site on U.S. 301 South to the Whitesville community, Clito, U.S. 80 East and other areas where Mosley could have fled on foot, but while K9 units caught scents, they could not pick up a trail, Anderson said.
Mosley, who is 5’9” and weighs 160 lbs, was last seen wearing a white and blue Georgia Department of Corrections jumpsuit and black boots.
Anyone who may come into contact with Mosley is urged to use caution and to call Akins at (912) 690-5083 or the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (912) 764-1771.
Holli Deal Bragg maybe reached at (912) 489-9414.