Two inmates at Walker State Prison in Rock Spring escaped about 9:15 p.m. on Monday, according to Kristen Stancil with the Georgia Department of Corrections.
“The two (inmates) are not to be approached. If anyone sees them, 911 should be called,” Stancil said.
The two inmates crafted a “device to breach the fence,” Stancil said.
According to the state Department of Corrections website:
Inmate Buell David Emberson arrived at the prison in October 2011 for aggravated assault charges, for which he received a 20-year sentence. He has 10 previous arrests, including terroristic threats in 2008, obstruction of law enforcement and eluding police in 2010.
Emberson is approximately 42 years old. He is five-foot 11-inches tall with blue eyes and brown hair.
The second inmate, Fred Brooks, arrived at the prison during September 2011 for kidnapping.
Brooks is approximately 64 years old. He wears glasses, is five-foot nine-inches tall and has blue eyes and brown hair.
Brooks is a career criminal with a rap sheet that starts in 1973. He has escaped from custody two previous times: in Gwinnett County during 1982, for which he received a two-year sentence, and in Dooly County in 1983.