Five inmates escape from Georgia jail

UPDATE: One of the inmates has been captured. Read more about it here.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is reporting that five inmates escaped from Pulaski County Jail on Friday, November 12, at about 11:15 p.m.

They were last traveling in a stolen white 2015 Kia Sedona Van with Georgia tag CMP8628.

According to the GBI, all five men have violent criminal histories and two are charged with murder. They are in possession of two Tasers.

If you encounter the men, authorities urge you not to approach them but to call 911.

The names of the escaped prisoners are Tyree Williams Jr., Lewis Wendell Evans III, Tyres Montan Jackson, Brandon Pooler, and Dennis Penix Jr.

Anyone with information pertaining to the whereabouts of the inmates above may call the GBI (below) or the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 478-783-1212.

Anonymous tips can be made via the GBI Tip line at 1-800-597-8477 or website:

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