Inmate who walked away from work duty still at large

Sunday, April 15, 2012 8:18 PM
Last updated 10:10 PM
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An Augusta Transitional Center inmate who walked away from his work detail Saturday was still on the loose Sunday, authorities said.

Rodney Maurice Bowen
Rodney Maurice Bowen

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan confirmed there was still a statewide lookout in effect for 44-year-old Rodney Maurice Bowen.

Bowen was serving a 10-year sentence for forgery in the first degree out of Bartow County, according to the Department of Corrections Web site. He was incarcerated in October 2009.

He had been incarcerated at least three other times, starting in 2004, for robbery, possession of cocaine, forgery and theft by shoplifting, the site said.

Bowen is at least the fourth Transitional Center inmate to walk away from work duty in little more than a year.

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TrulyWorried 04/15/12 - 10:26 pm
One would think that folks

One would think that folks with those kind of criminal records should not be used for work duty outside the prison - they like to leave!!

itsanotherday1 04/16/12 - 08:45 am
No kidding Truly; with this

No kidding Truly; with this guy's criminal history, he should never have been given the opportunity to walk away.

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