Enforcement Center, prompting a “Blue Alert” and a manhunt, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Saturday on social media.
GBI said all five inmates have “violent history” and two are murder suspects.
The five men were identified as Dennis Penix Jr., Lewis Wendell Evans, Brandon Pooler, Tyree Williams and Tyree Mantan Jackson. The social media post did not indicate the charges for each man.
Williams, 33, is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with brown eyes. Evans, 22, is 5 feet, 2 inches tall, 122 pounds with brown eyes. Jackson, 27, is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 176 pounds with brown eyes. Pooler, 24, is 6 feet, 1 inch tall, 215 pounds, with brown eyes. Penix, 28, is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 165 pounds with brown eyes.
Investigators said they escaped the facility about 11:15 p.m. Friday and took a white 2015 KIA Sedona van with Georgia tag CMP8628. GBI said the men are “in possession of two Tasers.”
If you see them, DO NOT approach, but call 911, authorities said. If you know where the men might be, you can call GBI’s tip line at 1-800-597-8477 or the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 478-783-1212.
Pulaski County is in middle Georgia, east of I-75 and south of Macon and Warner Robins.