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6 escape Emanuel County Jail; 3 at large

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 4:39 PM
Last updated Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 2:12 AM
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Three men remained at large Sunday night after six escaped from the Emanuel County Jail on Saturday night, including one accused of murder and another who had previously escaped the same facility.

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The men escaped about 11 p.m. through a door into a plumbing mechanical area in the jail. The jail had plumbing work done Friday night and one of the workers neglected to lock a door, Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens said.

The room has a stairwell that leads to the roof, where the group broke through a second door by breaking the lock. Once on the roof, the men were able to climb down to freedom, Stephens said.

Three escapees, John Stephen Powell, 27, Dante Jamial Latimore, 27, and Eric Lashawn Barney, 32, were back in custody by 6 p.m. Sunday.

Barney had escaped from the Emanuel County jail before, in 2002, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections Web site. He was sentenced to five years for escape, on top of the five he had received for entering a vehicle. After he was released from that sentence, he was convicted of two burglaries that occurred in May of 2010, which got him 10 and 20 years, respectively.

“I have been chasing him around since he was 8 or 10,” Stephens said. “I’m glad to have him back.”

Matthew Shepherd Findley, 24, was being held on murder and felony murder charges stemming from the slaying of Payton E. Collins, who was stabbed on Dec. 11. Findley was described as white, 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 140 pounds.

Cecil Dewitt Nelson, 33, was part of a three-man kidnapping ring busted by the FBI in January. Nelson pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit kidnapping in August. He and two associates were accused of two kidnappings in the Bryan County area in late 2011 and early 2012, according to a statement by the FBI. In both kidnappings, the victims were abducted at gunpoint and later released after a ransom was paid, the statement said.

Stephens said officials think Nelson has already made it back to the Savannah area. He was described as black, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 245 pounds

The last escapee, Jeffery Rashawn Webb, is black, 6 feet, 3 inches tall and 195 pounds. His charges had not been released late Sunday.

The three were being sought by the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, the Swainsboro Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force.

Anyone with information can call the sheriff’s office at (478) 237-7526. Callers’ identities will remain confidential.

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CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/11/12 - 06:02 pm
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What Are

the charges of the other 3?

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/11/12 - 08:01 pm
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1 photo 3 men

Be on the look out for a
1 White male 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 140 pounds.
1 Black male 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 245 pounds.
1 Black Male 6 feet, 3 inches tall and 195 pounds.
Have your tape measure and weight scale ready for verification.

TO HELP ID THE MISSING 3
Here is a picture of the one we already caught.

Additional Details:
May or may not be together,
May or may not be headed North, or south or east or west.
May or may not have a vehicle,
May or may not be on foot,

Yep the citizens can help given this detailed info.

Note to: Summer Moore -- I am not picking on you.
Many of us know you get limited info to work with and you will post more later as you get it.

It is funny to think Law Enforcement wants the citizens help and then provides such skimpy information and details to help with. All they have done is alerted a bunch of well armed little old ladies.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/11/12 - 08:04 pm
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One last rib for the night and good night everyone.

Did the YDC Guards that got fired up here, get jobs at the Emanuel County Jail?

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/12/12 - 01:32 pm
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Strange issue occured

and was reported

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 11/11/12 - 08:23 pm
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My shotgun is loaded

as I am one of those little old ladies!

KSL
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KSL 11/11/12 - 09:26 pm
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Lilly

Good for you! Save taxpayers some money!

KSL
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KSL 11/11/12 - 09:23 pm
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Good job!

Half already captured.

Ruckus
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Ruckus 11/12/12 - 03:44 am
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Emanuel County

I did'nt know Lil Wayne was locked up in Emanuel County....

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 11/12/12 - 06:54 am
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Open Curtain

Now that was funny!
I'll be walking around with a tape measure and scale today!

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