SAVANNAH, GA (November 24, 2010):Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are searching for a 21-year-old Savannah man who slipped a hand out of restraints, scaled a fence and rolled over razor wire to escape custody Wednesday night.

Gary Michael Johnson of the 1200 Block of Stiles Avenue was being escorted out of a SCMPD police wagon inside a fenced-in area at the Chatham County Jail about 6 p.m. when he ran, scaled the fence and escaped. Johnson is Black,  5-foot-7, 150 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.

He had been arrested earlier in the day on Charges of Theft by Receiving (Firearm), Carrying a Concealed Weapon and False Information. Additional charges are pending.

Police saturated the area near the jail off Chatham Parkway in search of Johnson, using a police dog and a helicopter but were unable to find him.

Anyone with information on his location is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020  or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters to Crimestoppers remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.


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