Inmate at Hays State Prison in North Georgia Facing Escape Charge

Inmate Housed At Hays Prison Facing Escape Charges

A Georgia Department of Correction inmate housed at Hays State Prison in Chattooga County is facing escape charges in Jefferson County, Georgia  and in Pooler, Georgia, in connection with the incident – where he stole a County Road Grader while out on a work detail earlier this year (2023).  Reportedly, Richard Bruce Salyer fled from a work detail at the Jefferson County Correctional Institution October 27th, on a Jefferson County road grader. Salyer was eventually captured a week later – 116 miles away in Chatham County where he left the County Road Grader, behind a church.  Pooler Police arrested that escaped inmate, and they returned him to the custody of the Georgia Department of Corrections. 

Police say at the time of his arrest, Salyer was in possession of a handgun and ammunition, two Amazon packages and a stolen driver’s license.  State corrections officials originally took Salyer to Coastal State Prison in Savannah before he was transferred some 235 miles away to Hays State Prison in Chattooga County.  Salyer was facing a release date of December 19th of 2023, but NOW he will be returned to Jefferson County and Chatham County to face charges in those jurisdictions.

(AM1180 News from Summerville, Georgia)

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