Christopher Nicholas Carroll, a 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, escaped from a Georgia prison.
(Lamar County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office)
The authorities are pursuing a Georgia inmate who escaped from jail early Wednesday after allegedly using a metal shower rod and busting through two brick walls on his way to freedom, authorities said.
Christopher Nicholas Carroll outbreak of the Lamar County jail just after midnight on Wednesday, WXIA reported. Carroll, who the police said was last seen wearing an orange jumpsuit, was arrested in October on three counts of obstruction and theft by receiving stolen property.
“The prison called me and told me that he had escaped from the shower and then busted a hole in the wall, the wall that went to a storage unit,” Lamar County Sheriff Brad White told WXIA. “He was small of stature. I do not think that an average-size person would have received through the holes and moved the way that he did.”
Carroll, a South Carolina native, uses a metal rod to punch a hole in the stone. He is reportedly also use a table to break in the wall, according to WSB-TV. Carroll then stole a van that was later abandoned in Allendale County, South Carolina. Police vehicle about 7:50 pm
White said Carroll is considered “dangerous”, but didn’t know if he was armed.
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The sheriff also told WSB-TV he believes Carroll’s cellmate intentionally masked all the sounds during the escape by the rattling on the doors.
“We truly believe that the prisoner is in the cell with him was the mask of sound,” he said.
Carroll was to be transferred to the prison on Thursday.