The FBI has issued a warning stating that four inmates who escaped from the Bibb County Jail in Macon, Georgia, may be in North Carolina. The escapees, identified as Joey Fournier, Chavis Stokes, Marc K. Anderson, and Johnifer Barnwell, managed to flee the jail on Monday. The FBI has not disclosed the details of their escape.
To aid in their capture, the FBI Atlanta is offering rewards of up to $25,000, while the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers, Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, and U.S. Marshals Service are collectively offering an additional $48,000 in rewards. The total reward amount stands at $73,000.
Johnifer Barnwell, 37, is considered armed and dangerous. He was recently convicted on federal drug trafficking charges and faces a significant prison sentence. Barnwell has ties to or may visit West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Ohio. He is known to be associated with the Macon Mafia Street Gang and the FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for his capture.
The other three escapees are Joey Fournier, 52, who is charged with murder; Chavis Stokes, 29, who faces drug charges; and Marc K. Anderson, 25, who was jailed for Aggravated Assault. The FBI is offering up to $5,000 for the capture of each of these individuals.
Johnifer Barnwell has distinctive tattoos on his neck, back, left arm, right arm, and leg, as well as a scar on his face. The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $5,000 reward for each of the subjects, while the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers are offering $5,000 and $2,000 rewards, respectively, for the capture of each escaped inmate.
Law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, and U.S. Marshals Service, are actively working together to locate and apprehend the four escaped inmates. Anyone with information on their possible whereabouts is urged to contact the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME or the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.
Tips may also be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov.