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Wyoming fugitive and prison guard said to have helped to escape caught in Georgia: police

Richard Dufour, 29, and Kimberly e. belcher, 25, were captured yesterday afternoon by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office after they spotted earlier this week in Middle Georgia.
(Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

A Wyoming inmate and the correctional officer accused of helping him to escape, were taken into custody Friday, in Georgia, police say.

Richard Dufour, 29, and Kimberly e. belcher, 25, were captured yesterday afternoon by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office after they spotted earlier this week in Middle Georgia.

Fountaine escaped from the Casper Re-Entry Center in Wyoming, on Dec. 28. He has been serving out a sentence of three to five years ‘ imprisonment for burglary.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that e. belcher allegedly gave Moody a mobile phone while he was inside the establishment, and that he apparently scaled a wall and a fence before escaping in a vehicle.

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Wyoming DOC spokesman Mark Horan told the paper that Moody was in a secure unit in the time.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Anna Lewis said that before the couple were caught, they went to a house in Georgia and asked the homeowner for help with their car.

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The owner contacted the police and the vehicle was seized.

It was not immediately clear what the costs Fountaine and e. belcher will be facing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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