A Georgia homicide suspect has been arrested after a month-long manhunt

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After greater than a month on the run, a homicide suspect who was amongst 4 escapees from a Macon, Georgia, jail has been captured after a weeks-long manhunt.

Joey Travis Fournier, 52, was arrested Saturday afternoon close to Stockbridge, Georgia, in keeping with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Workplace. Fournier is being held on the Bibb County Detention Heart on homicide prices, police mentioned.

Fournier has been on the run since October 16, when he escaped from the Bibb County Jail with three different males, Mark Kerry Anderson, Jennifer Dernard Barnwell, and Chavis Demario Stokes.

On the time of the escape, the inmates pressured their method out of the detention middle by way of a smashed window and a downed fence, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in an announcement on the time of the escape.

“We’re grateful for the arrest of this newest fugitive,” Bibb County Sheriff David Davis mentioned.

“I prolong my deep appreciation to all of the hard-working legislation enforcement officers from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Workplace and all of our associate companies who labored tirelessly to deliver these 4 fugitives again into custody.”

Police mentioned Fournier will likely be returned to the Bibb County Regulation Enforcement Heart later in the present day.

Stokes was the primary to be arrested on October 26 in Montezuma. Anderson was then present in Atlanta on November 3. On November 12, Barnwell was arrested in Augusta.

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