Law enforcement officials in the Northeast Georgia County of Franklin continue to search for escaped inmate Johnny Mac Brown.
This according to the Franklin County Citizen in Lavonia, GA:
As of press time, Johnny Mack Brown, an escapee from the Hays Georgia Correctional Institution in Trion, is still at large. He was last seen in the Fairview Community on Highway 59 in Lavonia on Oct. 20.
“He hasn’t been found yet,” said Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas. “The marshals and the sheriff’s office have been searching for him in the area. My deputies have been following every lead we’ve received, but he is still at large.”
Brown is considered by law enforcement to be armed and dangerous. He is described as a white male, age 52, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 185 pounds with salt and pepper cropped hair.
Brown was serving a life prison term for shooting an armored car guard in Athens in 1997. He has been on the run since Oct. 13 when he and another inmate, Michael A. Tweedell, 48, escaped from the maximum-security Hays State Prison by scaling a fence, according to reports from the state Department of Corrections.
On Oct. 13, it was reported that Brown broke into the home of a 20-year-old girl from Chattooga County and when she came home, he forced her at knife point to drive to Franklin County.
She later managed to escape from Brown near Exit 166 in Carnesville.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s office, with the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, the Southeast Regional Fugitive TASK force, the Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia State Patrol Aviation Unit, continue the search for Brown.
Officials are urging that anyone who sees someone fitting Brown’s description call 911 or the Franklin County Sheriff’s office.
Officials warn not to approach Brown who has a violent history.