Augusta inmate who walked away from work duty caught in north Georgia

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 7:02 PM
Last updated 7:37 PM
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The inmate who police said escaped from work duty Monday has been caught.

Charles Moore, 24, was apprehended about 6 p.m. Tuesday in Bartow County, Ga., Richmond County Department of Corrections Warden Evan Joseph said.

Joseph said he believes Moore arranged for someone to meet him at his work-duty assignment at Westview Cemetery around 8:45 a.m. Monday, which was how he was able to slip away from the guards.

The jail’s fugitive squad tracked him to a house in Cartersville, where he was arrested. Joseph said he will be sent back to Richmond County to face an extra charge of escape, which will add to his current 10-year sentence for theft by receiving stolen property and drug charges from Chatham and Bulloch counties.

He will also be sent to a maximum-security facility, most likely the Georgia Diagnostic Correctional Center in Jackson, Joseph said.

Joseph said he is still investigating the circumstances of Moore’s escape, but he believes a cellphone was involved. He said contraband cellphones are a problem in the state, and one was also involved in another escape six months ago.

He said he is reviewing both cases to see if there are any broader changes in the system that need to be made.

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JRC2024
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JRC2024 02/08/12 - 09:04 am
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What a nut, in a min security

What a nut, in a min security prison on a work detail in RC and out in approximately 3 1/2 years to additional time and in a max security prison with additional time. Did he think he would not get caught?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/08/12 - 02:03 pm
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From the article: . . . he

From the article:

. . . he will be sent back to Richmond County to face an extra charge of escape, which will add to his current 10-year sentence for theft by receiving stolen property and drug charges from Chatham and Bulloch counties.

What is Sheriff Strength doing? Is he renting out Richmond County jail space to help his budget situation? If we would not rent out our jail space to other counties, perhaps we could keep some of our own Augusta punks behind bars longer.

Farmboy
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Farmboy 02/08/12 - 03:26 pm
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It was not smart for him to

It was not smart for him to try and escape, but you need to remember that he is not a very bright individual to begin with or he would not be in this situation.

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