STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (News21USA) — The last of four men who escaped from a Georgia jail in October was captured Saturday, authorities said.
Joey Fournier, 53, was captured near Stockbridge, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) from the jail in Bibb County, shortly before noon, Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said in a press statement. Davis said last month that Fournier, Marc Kerry Anderson, Johnifer Dernard Barnwell and Chavis Demaryo Stokes escaped through a damaged window and a cut fence at the county jail on Oct. 16.
“We are grateful that this latest fugitive has been captured,” Davis said in an emailed statement. “My sincere thanks to all the hard-working law enforcement officers of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and all of our partner agencies who worked tirelessly to bring these four fugitives back into custody.”
Davis did not provide any additional details about how Fournier was captured.
Video footage from the day of the escape showed that a blue Dodge Challenger had been right outside the jail hours before the escape. The video also appeared to show someone tampering with the fence. That person then brought some items into the closed area and the sheriff said investigators believe the items were used to help the men escape.
Several people accused of helping the four men escape or evade recapture have been arrested on criminal charges.