Macon, Georgia – The blue Dodge Challenger used in a daring jailbreak in Georgia has been recovered by authorities, but the four inmates who made their escape remain at large. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office announced the discovery of the vehicle in the parking lot of Biomat USA at 630 North Avenue in Macon, following leads from investigators.
The escape took place when the four inmates, identified as 52-year-old Joey Fournier, 29-year-old Chavis Stokes, 24-year-old Marc K. Anderson, and 37-year-old Johnifer Barnwell, fled from the Bibb County Detention Center. They executed their escape at around 3 a.m. on Monday by climbing out of a damaged day room window and cutting through a fence, according to investigators. The inmates were facing a range of charges, including murder and drug trafficking.
Sheriff David Davis noted that the escape occurred in the oldest section of the jail, which has various areas in disrepair. This escape transpired while fewer than 10 employees were on duty at the facility, which housed approximately 800 inmates at the time.
After locating the getaway car, Sheriff Davis expressed his gratitude to the public for providing tips and reassured that all leads are actively under investigation. He also issued a warning that the escaped inmates, three of whom had previous records, should be considered dangerous.
The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service have joined the ongoing manhunt. Authorities have offered a $1,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of each inmate.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of the escaped inmates or the vehicle to contact them at 478-751-7500. Alternatively, they can reach out to Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME. The search for these fugitives continues as authorities work diligently to bring them back into custody.