Screven County Sheriff’s Office has notified the public that 38 year-old Frederick Lamont Jones escaped the jail at approximately 9:50 last night. He was being held on Armed Robbery charges and SCSO is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to his capture. Anyone with information regarding his location is asked to contact SCSO at 912-564-2013.
UPDATE at 11:40 am Feb 14: According to SCSO, there has been a possible sighting of Jones and he is reported to still be wearing orange jail clothes. They are asking the public to be aware of surroundings on Buttermilk Rd and Quail Hallow area.
UPDATE Feb 15: “Investigation thus far indicates this escape was not planned; Jones took advantage of a moment of inattention on the part of jail staff and fled without offering violence. An internal investigation is still underway and the extent of pending disciplinary measures for the employees involved are still being considered. Searches of the immediate area of the jail and nearby areas have been conducted, including searches with tracking dogs despite the inclement weather conditions. Anyone with information regarding his location should call the Sheriff’s Office at 912-564-2013 or 911. A reward of $1,000 for information leading to his arrest is still in effect. Surrounding federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search. Georgia criminal code 16-10-50 prohibits hindering the apprehension of a criminal or fugitive, and provides felony penalties that include up to five years in prison. Anyone offering aid to Jones will be prosecuted.”
UPDATE Feb 16: “Frederick Lamont Jones is still a fugitive at this time. He may no longer be in the Screven County area, but we ask that local residents remain on alert and report any possible sightings to 911 or the Sheriff’s Office at 912-564-2013. All possible leads are being investigated, and state and federal law officers are assisting in the search as well.”