A convicted thief serving time at the Augusta State Medical Prison was caught trying to escape the Grovetown facility, authorities said.
Mario Ernesto Rodriquez-Ramirez, 31, was charged last week with felony escape.
According to a warrant, the inmate tried to scale an inner security fence at 10:45 in the morning. He didn’t make it.
The inmate has only been in the prison since October and has an estimated release date in 2018 for theft-related crimes in Cobb County. That release date is likely to change with the new charge.
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