According to officials, a search is underway in Georgia to find a killer who escaped from an Atlanta-area prison on Tuesday.
The Georgia Department of Prisons said that Charles Smith, 52, walked away from the Atlanta Transitional Facility when he was released on parole on March 16.
Online jail records show that Smith was given a life sentence for a murder he committed on November 14, 1992.
The public was advised not to approach Smith by officials.
Smith is 200 pounds and has a height of 5 feet, 10 inches, according to the authorities. He has black hair and brown eyes. Black jeans and a black top were last spotted on Smith.
Authorities in Georgia are conducting a separate manhunt to find a second prisoner who escaped from a facility near Wrightsville.
At about three in the morning on Thursday, Dshawn Garrison, 21, broke out of Johnson State Prison, according to the Milledgeville Police Department.
According to authorities, Garrison escaped the jail and was picked up by a car outside. After being discovered by officers in Washington County, the car was pursued at a high rate of speed.
Fox News confirms the news on their official Twitter account:
Georgia inmate convicted of murder escapes transitional facility after parole https://t.co/oZHNmiEiSY
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 6, 2023
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Police Chase Ends in Collision on Highway 22, Suspects Escape
According to the police, the chase came to an end in a collision on Highway 22 in Hancock County, close to Sparta and Dawson’s Mortuary.
The whole crew of the car escaped on foot and is still at large. The number of passengers in the car that picked up Garrison is unknown.
Police said that Garrison and his companions should be regarded as dangerous and armed.
Garrison is listed by authorities as being 156 pounds and 6 feet tall.
Authorities launched a nationwide search for prisoner Aaron Lee Fore last week after he ran away from a work assignment. The 2015 GMC Acadia he was last seen driving was stolen.
Fore, who was being held in the Decatur County Correctional Facility, was serving a five-year sentence for a number of felonies, including theft by taking, criminal damage, and having a handgun while committing a felony for actions that occurred near Augusta.
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