Authorities reported Saturday that the final inmate of four guys who escaped from a Georgia jail and had been on the run for a month had been apprehended.
Joey Fournier, 52, was caught in Stockbridge, Georgia, shortly before noon on Saturday, according to Bibb County Sheriff David Davis in a news release.
Fournier and the others were being imprisoned at the Bibb County Jail in Macon, Georgia, on a murder charge in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend in 2022 when they escaped.
“We are grateful that this last escapee has been captured,” Bibb County Sheriff David Davis stated in a statement.
Stockbridge is approximately 65 miles north of Macon.
Fournier and three others — Marc Kerry Anderson, 24, Johnifer Dernard Barnwell, 37, and Chavis Demaryo Stokes, 29 — escaped from Bibb County jail on Oct. 16 by climbing out of a shattered window in a day room and fleeing over a cut fence.
At 3 a.m. local time that day, video footage showed a blue Dodge Challenger just outside the facility.
The Dodge was discovered abandoned the next day near Macon, a city roughly 80 miles southeast of Atlanta.
Stokes, 29, who had been detained on suspicion of gun possession and drug trafficking, was apprehended on Oct. 26; Anderson, 25, who was in jail on aggravated assault charges, was apprehended on Nov. 3; and Barnwell, who was in jail on federal drugs charges, was apprehended on Nov. 12. New federal charges have been filed against Barnwell and an alleged female collaborator in his escape.
The sheriff said Fournier will be returned to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center later Saturday.
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