Deputies search for escaped Lumpkin Co. inmate


LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. - Lumpkin County officials are searching for an escaped inmate who is considered dangerous.

The Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office said Larry Farmer and William Harris escaped from the Lumpkin County Detention Center late Tuesday.

The Sheriff's Office said they broke through an interior cell wall by removing the toilet and broke through a window in a mechanical area to get outside. They climbed over a barbed wire fence, and then a razor wire fence. Deputies said Harris returned to the jail due to injuries suffered from the wire, but Farmer has not been captured.

Farmer was at the detention center on charges of possession of a controlled substance, attempt to distribute methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, fleeing/eluding a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm/knife during commission of a crime, forgery in the first degree, giving a false name or address to an officer and multiple traffic offenses.

The Sheriff's Office said Farmer is known to frequent locations in Hall, Habersham and Lumpkin counties. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Sheriff's Office at 706-864-3633.

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