Wyoming fugi­tive and woman who al­legedly helped him escape sought

The Telegraph (Macon) - - News - BY BECKY PURSER [email protected]­con.com

An in­mate who es­caped from a lock-down unit of a half­way house in Casper, Wyoming, and a staff mem­ber who al­legedly helped him escape are sought in Mon­roe County.

Richard Foun­taine, 29, who was serv­ing a sen­tence for bur­glary, and his al­leged ac­com­plice, Kimberly Belcher, 25, were seen about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday around the Log wall Church Road area off Ga. 42 north of Forsyth, ac­cord­ing to a Mon­roe County Sher­iff’s Of­fice news re­lease.

Foun­taine and Belcher are sus­pected in a bur­glary in the area and are con­sid­ered dan­ger­ous, the re­lease said.

Foun­taine was dis­cov­ered miss­ing from the half­way house Dec. 28, hav­ing climbed a wall and a chain-linked fence to escape in a wait­ing sports util­ity ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to the Sid­ney Her­ald news­pa­per in Mon­tana and the Casper Star-Tri­bune news­pa­per in Wyoming. The half­way house is run by a pri­vate prison com­pany that con­tracts with the Wyom- ing Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions.

Foun­taine is 5 feet and 7 inches tall and weighs 142 pounds. He has tat­toos around his neck. Belcher is 5 feet and 6 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.

Au­thor­i­ties warn the pub­lic not to ap­proach them if seen, but to call 911 or the sher­iff’s of­fice im­me­di­ately at 478-9947010, or 478- 994-7048.

CORLEY, LAURA Ma­con

Richard Foun­taine and Kimberly Belcher

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