Another Augusta Transitional Center inmate walks away from work detail

Another inmate walked away from work detail Saturday afternoon while in the custody of the Augusta Transitional Center, police said.


Rodney Maurice Bolen, 43, is described as black, 5 feet 6 inches, 170 pounds, Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Robbie Silas said.

His last location and work detail were not immediately available Saturday night.

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

On March 27, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office helped the U.S. Marshals Service apprehend Julius Edward Taylor.

Taylor was wanted by the sheriff’s office for two counts of robbery by intimidation after he escaped. The robberies happened March 20 at Sundrees Urban Market, 930 Broad St., and Rite Aid Pharmacy, 1505 Walton Way.

On Feb. 17, LaAngelo Coleman died in a car crash outside the Washington, Ga., city limits. He had failed to return from his assigned work duty.

Coleman was serving a sentence for theft by taking and had been incarcerated three previous times, according to the Department of Corrections Web site.

Spencer Darnell Cotten, 49, escaped in March 2011. He was serving time for burglary and criminal attempted theft by taking, federal marshals said.

The Augusta Transitional Center is a minimum-security facility on Taylor Street for 200 men that assigns inmates to work release.