Columbus inmate escapes from landfill prison detail

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) - Muscogee County prison officials are searching for an escapee.  Authorities say an inmate got away while at a work detail Thursday.

The warden says Christopher Williams, 50, disappeared from the Pine Grove landfill located right by the Muscogee County Prison.

They say he had a cell phone and believe he called someone to come get him. They believe that person picked him from a road near the landfill.

K9's were brought out. They say the K9's tracked the scent from the landfill to a road where it believed Williams got in the car and left the grounds.

He was at the site for one year serving a 5-year sentence for receiving stolen property.

The warden says they've been following up on leads and interviewing witnesses, but they are still searching for Williams.

If you know anything about the whereabouts of Christopher Williams, you're asked to call Columbus Police at (706) 653-3205.

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