A Wyoming inmate and the correctional officer accused of serving to him to flee had been taken into custody Friday in Georgia, police say.

Richard Fountaine, 29, and Kimberly Belcher, 25, had been captured yesterday afternoon by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Workplace after being noticed earlier this week in Center Georgia.

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Fountaine escaped from the Casper Re-Entry Heart in Wyoming on Dec. 28. He has been serving out a sentence of three to 5 years’ imprisonment for housebreaking.

The Atlanta Journal-Structure reported that Belcher allegedly gave Fountaine a cellphone whereas he was inside the ability and that he apparently scaled a wall and a fence earlier than escaping in a automobile.

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Wyoming DOC spokesman Mark Horan instructed that paper that Fountaine was in a safe unit on the time.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Workplace spokeswoman Anna Lewis mentioned that earlier than the pair had been caught, they went to a house in Georgia and requested the house owner for assist with their automobile.

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The proprietor contacted police and the automobile was seized.

It was not instantly clear what prices Fountaine and Belcher will face.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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