HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. — Five inmates with violent criminal histories, including two accused of murder, escaped Friday night from a south Georgia jail, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
The inmates have been identified as Lewis Evans III, Brandon Pooler, Dennis Penix Jr. and Tyree Williams Jr; they are said to be armed with two tasers.
The fifth inmate, Tryee Jackson, has since been arrested and is now in custody in Warner Robins.
The inmates escaped after 11 p.m. from the Pulaski County Jail and stole a white 2015 KIA Sedona van from the parking lot outside.
At least one of them is said to have attacked a female jailer while she was talking with an inmate inside a cell, according to a report published by WMAZ.
A Blue Alert has since been issued.
The stolen van has a license plate from Georgia that reads CMP8628.
The public is asked not to approach any of the individuals and to contact 911 immediately if they do.
A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by the U.S. Marshals Service for information leading to the direct arrest of any of the wanted escapees.