Casper Escapee and Female Accomplice Nabbed in Georgia
A dangerous Casper inmate who escaped two weeks ago is in custody on the other side of the country, along with a woman suspected of helping him, according to a statement from the Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDC).
The WDC confirmed earlier today that Richard Fountaine II, who was listed as an escapee on Dec. 28 from a secure unit of the Casper Residential Center (CRC), was located in Monroe County, Georgia.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Fountaine and alleged accomplice Kimberly Belcher were captured at 12:45 (EST).
Fountaine was discovered missing from the CRC following a facility count. At the time, he was described as having numerous tattoos and wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt.
The WDC had warned the public that Fountaine should be considered dangerous and advised residents against approaching him if spotted.
Local and state law enforcement officials were notified, but Fountaine was evidently able to escape across state lines and had been on the run for two weeks to the day.