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Authorities still searching for escaped Georgia inmate

Authorities still searching for escaped Georgia inmate
Tattnall County Jail
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 1:32pm

Officials have arrested escaped Georgia inmate, Raymond Thomas Smith, who was found in Corsicana, Texas by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force.

Smith was being held at Tattnall County Jail in Georgia on multiple counts of aggravated child molestation before he escaped.

The Tattnall County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with law enforcement in Corsicana are working on Smith's extradition back Georgia. Smith will return to face multiple counts of aggravated child molestation and new charges of escape and interference with government property.

Chad Everette Dasher, the second escapee from Georgia, was able to evade law enforcement near Larue, Texas. Henderson County Sheriff's Office tells KETK that they received a tip early this morning saying that Dasher was no longer in their county. It is unknown which way he went or if he is still in East Texas. Officials are still on alert at this time, but have reason to believe that he is no longer in that county.

Before his escape in Georgia, Dasher was being held at the Tattnall County Jail on multiple charges for a multi-crime spree that occurred in Georgia in 2012.

Photo from U.S. Marshal Service.

He is a white male standing 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 140 pounds. He has green eyes and brown hair. He has an extensive criminal history including arrests for burglary, firearms, fraud, narcotics, resisting arrest, and traffic offenses. He also has a history of fleeing from law enforcement. 

Both Dasher and Smith escaped from Tattnall County Jail on January 24, 2014 after the executed an elaborate plan to breach jail security and escape through the jail's roof. 

Any information pertaining to escapee Chad Dasher should be relayed to the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office at 912-557-6777 or the United States Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102. Tips can also be emailed to All information is confidential.

A $2,500.00 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of this fugitive. In order to collect the reward, tipsters should be prepared to give their name and contact information to law enforcement officials manning the tip lines. Dasher is considered armed and dangerous. 

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