McRae, GA (WALB) - A Thomas County escaped prisoner and his accomplice have been captured in Telfair County.
According to Sheriff Chris Steverson, Joshua Fountain, who recently escaped from Thomas County State Prison has been captured in Telfair County. Fountain along with another inmate, James Waldren, escaped from a boat ramp road trash collection site late Tuesday morning.
Local and state law enforcers, assisted by the Georgia State Patrol Aviation Unit, and U.S. Marshals Service Task Forces from Macon and Tallahassee Florida have worked around the clock in their efforts to find the escapees.
Sheriff Chris Steverson thanks the concerned citizens as well as the McRae-Helena Police Department for their invaluable assistance in the capture, and expressed his thankfulness that this dangerous convict has been quickly returned to a prison cell.
Investigators continue searching for Waldren, who was serving time for Burglary.
Georgia Department of Corrections online records indicate Fountain was serving 10 years in prison for robbery by force.