Prison escapees are caught and put behind bars - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Prison escapees are caught and put behind bars

James Waldron is booked in the Johnson State Prison and charged with auto theft and burglary. James Waldron is booked in the Johnson State Prison and charged with auto theft and burglary.
Joshua Fountain is booked in the Telfair State Prison Joshua Fountain is booked in the Telfair State Prison
Robert Geer, Thomas County Prison Warden Robert Geer, Thomas County Prison Warden
THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

Both Thomas County Prisoners who escaped from a work detail last week are back behind bars tonight. Investigators say Joshua Fountain was visiting his grandmother at a nursing home in Telfair County when an alert citizen saw him and notified authorities. 

He was arrested along with his sister, Ana Lockett. After interviewing Fountain, officials were able to track down James Waldron Saturday. He was caught in a stolen vehicle in Dublin.

"With the interviews that were conducting we knew that pressure was on them and that we were getting close and they were going to make a mistake and that's exactly what they did the next morning. First mistakes they started visiting people," said Thomas County Prison Warden Robert Geer.

Lockett is charged with assisting an escape. Fountain and Waldron are both charged with escape. Waldron will also be charged with auto theft and burglary.

Copyright  2015 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Trump's health care retreat weighs on global stocks

    Trump's health care retreat weighs on global stocks

    Monday, March 27 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-03-27 13:07:41 GMT
    Monday, March 27 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-03-27 13:08:42 GMT
    (AP graphic)(AP graphic)

    Asian stock markets are trading lower as caution among investors prevail with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure.

    More >>

    Asian stock markets are trading lower as caution among investors prevail with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure.

    More >>
  • Pollen brings big business for Albany car washes

    Pollen brings big business for Albany car washes

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:07 AM EDT2017-03-27 11:07:01 GMT
    Car washes are busy this time of year (Source: WALB)Car washes are busy this time of year (Source: WALB)

    Car washes in south Georgia are staying busy as customers try to keep their cars clean of pollen. 

    More >>

    Car washes in south Georgia are staying busy as customers try to keep their cars clean of pollen. 

    More >>
  • UPDATE: AMA receives a new roof after the January storms

    UPDATE: AMA receives a new roof after the January storms

    Monday, March 27 2017 6:22 AM EDT2017-03-27 10:22:04 GMT
    The Albany Museum of Art was hit hard by the January 2nd windstorm (Source:WALB)The Albany Museum of Art was hit hard by the January 2nd windstorm (Source:WALB)

    After nearly three months with a temporary roof, the Albany Museum of Art is now getting a permanent one. Albany Museum of Art’s Executive Director Paula Williams told WALB News 10 that the building sustained around $3 million worth of damage due to the January storms.

    More >>

    After nearly three months with a temporary roof, the Albany Museum of Art is now getting a permanent one. Albany Museum of Art’s Executive Director Paula Williams told WALB News 10 that the building sustained around $3 million worth of damage due to the January storms.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly