Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5248
STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Forsyth - A search is underway for two inmates who escaped from Walker State Prison in Rock Springs on Monday, February 6, 2012 at approximately 9:15pm. Buell David Emberson (GDC #449049) and Fred Dalton Brooks (GDC #853003) are believed to have fashioned a device that allowed them to breach the fence at the medium security facility. Emberson is a 42-year-old white male, 5'11 and 175 pounds. He was convicted of several charges, including aggravated assault and eluding police. Brooks is a 63-year-old white male, 5'9 and 170 pounds. He was convicted of several charges including armed robbery and burglary. If spotted, these individuals should not be approached and 9-1-1 should be called immediately.
Buell David Emberson
The Department of Corrections is the fourth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.