Police arrest all 5 inmates who escaped from Pulaski County prison

Crime & Safety

PULASKI COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV/AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) says all five inmates — who escaped a Pulaski County prison last Friday night — have been captured. GBI arrested two inmates Sunday and announced early Wednesday morning that all five are in custody.

The final escapee, Tyree Williams Jr., was arrested by the Warner Robbins Police Department at midnight Tuesday. Police say Williams was hiding behind a building and was arrested without incident. The group of inmates all have a violent history and two are murder suspects, according to the GBI.

One of two jailers working was in a cell talking to an inmate when another inmate attacked the guard, according to the Associated Press. The sheriff said the inmates told the jailer they were going to kill her, then took her car keys and attacked the other jailer on duty.

The jailers were not hurt in the attack. Police say the inmates drove off in a white 2015 Kia Sedona Van with the Georgia tag CMP8628 around 11:15 p.m. Nov. 12.

GBI identified the five inmates as Tyree Williams Jr., Lewis Wendell Evans, Brandon Pooler, Tyree Mantan Jackson and Dennis Penix Jr. GBI issued what it calls a Blue Alert — which indicates when police are under attack or in need of help — for the inmates over the weekend.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story claimed the prisoners escaped Saturday morning, however, GBI says they escaped late Friday night.

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