As of Thursday, April 11, Charles Perry Armstrong of Cobb County was still at large.
“We have what we call an inmate construction crew assigned here, and they’re building a diversion center in Dalton,” Deputy Warden Dale Herndon said. “One of the inmates over there walked away.”
Armstrong was imprisoned on charges of theft of a motor vehicle in Cherokee County, and several counts of drug possession, Herndon said. Armstrong was a non-violent prisoner who had served two years already, and had six years remaining on his sentence, he said.
“He was serving at Walker State Prison,” said Peggy Chapman, public information officer at the Georgia Department of Corrections. “He was mini-mum security, and he escaped at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
“There were two details of inmates there, consisting of one officer and 13 inmates each,” she said. “There was also a supervisor who oversees that whole site, so there were, in fact, three officers there with 26 inmates.”
The Departmental Fugitive Squad is working in conjunction with state authorities to locate Armstrong.
Armstrong, 45, is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes