Local inmate escapes in south Georgia, authorities say

Aaron Lee Fore and the vehicle he's accused of stealing.
Aaron Lee Fore and the vehicle he's accused of stealing.(Contributed)
Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 5:06 PM EDT
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BAINBRIDGE, Ga. - A state inmate who was convicted in Richmond County has escaped, and law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help in finding him.

Aaron Lee Fore was on work detail Thursday but walked away around 9:15 a.m. and stole a 2015 GMC Acadia with Georgia license place RNW4154, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

He drove it to Alapaha, where the car ran out of gas, according to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. That’s where police say he ditched the car and took off on foot. It’s unclear why he drove to this area.

Agencies were using a helicopter to help with the search and they believe he is in a wooded area near Highway 82.

He was serving time for several offenses out of Richmond County that include second-degree criminal damage, theft by taking, possession of a firearm during a crime, entering vehicle and fleeing/eluding police.