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GBI: 2 Georgia inmates captured after escape, 3 still on the run

The inmates prompted a manhunt

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.

Five inmates escaped from Pulaski County Law Enforcement Center, prompting a “Blue Alert” and a manhunt, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Saturday on social media.

Two inmates have been captured, GBI said Monday morning.

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.

Lewis Wendell Evans III was captured and taken into custody in Warner Robins late Sunday night. Tyree Jackson was taken into custody on Saturday.

Police continue the search for 3 inmates.

Williams, 33, is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing 160 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.