PRISON ESCAPEE, WOMAN JAILED

An es­caped in­mate from Wyoming and his al­leged ac­com­plice, dressed in full cam­ou­flage, are ar­rested near a pond in Mon­roe County.

The Telegraph (Macon) - - Front Page - BY LIZ FABIAN AND BECKY PURSER [email protected] [email protected]

An es­caped in­mate from Wyoming and his al­leged ac­com­plice were found dressed in full cam­ou­flage and ly­ing face down on the bank of a pond near John­sonville Road in Mon­roe County.

The Mon­roe County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­ports Richard Foun­taine and Kim­berly Belcher were taken into cus­tody at just be­fore 1 p.m.. Fri­day on Ga. 42 near the Log­wall Church area.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors re­ceived in­for­ma­tion from con­fi­den­tial in­for­mants of Foun­taine and Belcher’s where­abouts.

Ear­lier in the day sher­iff’s in­ves­ti­ga­tors were try­ing to de­ter­mine whether the cou­ple took a Ford Ex­plorer from 543 Spear Road in the south part of the county. How­ever, in­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined that was not the case.

Belcher’s SUV in which the two fled from Wyoming in was found Wednes­day and in­ves­ti­ga­tors learned that Belcher was a sus­pect in Foun­taine’s es­cape.

Thurs­day, the sher­iff’s of­fice is­sued a look­out for Foun­taine and Belcher who were last seen near Log­wall Church Road off of Ga. 42 on Wednes­day af­ter­noon.

Foun­taine, 29, and Belcher, 25, are ac­cused of break­ing into a build­ing in that area, the re­lease stated.

Foun­taine was serv­ing a sen­tence for bur­glary es­caped from a lock-down unit of a half­way house in Casper, Wyoming. He was dis­cov­ered miss­ing 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 Wyoming De­part­ment of Cor­rec­tions. Belcher was a staff mem­ber who al­legedly helped him es­cape.

Mul­ti­ple agen­cies as­sisted in lo­cat­ing Foun­taine and Belcher. A GSP he­li­copter was also used in the man­hunt.

Pro­vided

Richard Foun­taine and Kim­berly Belcher

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