According to FBI Atlanta, the third prisoner among the four who broke out of a Central Georgia jail last month was apprehended near Augusta on Sunday morning.
In a house on Augusta’s Alpine Drive, Johnifer Dernard Barnwell, 37, was discovered in possession of substantial quantities of suspected meth, fentanyl, heroin, marijuana, and cocaine. FBI Atlanta claims that laboratory testing of the chemicals has not yet taken place.
One of the four prisoners who escaped from the Bibb County Detention Centre in Macon early on October 16 is Barnwell, who was being held for the U.S. Marshals. Authorities think the group broke out of the facility through a broken window in the day room and a broken fence close to the oldest section. They were rumored to have made their getaway in a Blue Dodge Challenger that had been spotted nearby earlier.
Officials are still looking for Joey Fournier, 52. In connection with his ex-girlfriend’s 2022 death, Fournier was reportedly being held on a murder accusation when he and the others managed to flee, according to Georgia news sites.
Before Barnwell was taken into custody, Marc Kerry Anderson, 25, was found on November 3 in a Buckhead apartment building. On October 26, Chavis Stokes, 29, was taken into custody in Montezuma.
Hours prior to the breakout, a blue Dodge Challenger was spotted outside the jail, according to video footage captured on the day of the escape. Additionally, it looked like someone was tampering with the fence on video. The man then brought some objects into the cordoned-off area, and the sheriff stated that the detectives thought the objects were utilized to aid the men in escaping.
Later on, when the jail is located in Macon, a city roughly 80 miles southeast of Atlanta, authorities discovered the Dodge Challenger in the parking lot of a Biomat USA, a blood and plasma donation centre.
A total of $73,000 in rewards, according to authorities at the time, had been offered for information that resulted in the four men’s arrests.