Georgia inmate escapes work detail

Published: Aug. 24, 2017 at 3:58 AM EDT
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By: Associated Press

August 24, 2017

MACON, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia inmate is on the run after escaping a work detail at Central State Prison in Macon.

The Telegraph reports 37-year-old Jared Pardue, a Spalding County Prison inmate, fled Wednesday.

He's described as a white male, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands about 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs about 225 pounds. He was last seen operating a bobcat machine and wearing a state-issued orange shirt and white pants with a blue stripe.

According to the state Department of Corrections website, Pardue was serving a 20-year sentence for trafficking methamphetamine.

Anyone with information about Pardue's whereabouts is asked to call the prison system's Communication Center at 478-992-5111, or the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500.