partlycloudy
Monday August 3rd, 2015 3:16PM

Barrow Co. escapee still on the run

By The Associated Press
BETHLEHEM - Barrow County authorities are continuing to search for an inmate who they say escaped from custody by leaving a work crew near Bethlehem.

Sheriff's officials 22-year-old Ross Eugene Hilmo of Auburn was an inmate at the Barrow County Detention Center and was working on a grass-cutting crew when he escaped into a forest Monday afternoon.

Tracking dogs were brought in, but the dogs lost the inmate's scent in the rain that fell that evening. Officials say Hilmo was being held on a drug charge.

© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Men charged with rape, false imprisonment near Homer
The Banks County Sheriff's Office has charged three men with rape in connection with an incident that occurred July 28 on Union Hill Road near Homer.
2:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
Auburn man charged in fatal hit-and-run in Buford
An Auburn man faces charges in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed 24-year-old motorcyclist Scott Mosely.
12:54PM ( 2 hours ago )
Car crashes into Lawrenceville business; driver seriously injured
One person is listed in serious condition after crashing a car through the front of a picture framing business in Lawrenceville Monday morning.
12:33PM ( 2 hours ago )
Man charged with DUI in fiery crash in northwest Hall County
A Marietta man has been charged with drunk driving in a two-vehicle crash that injured four people Sunday night in northwest Hall County.
By AccessWDUN Staff
11:43AM ( 3 hours ago )
Boil water advisory issued for some Mt. Airy customers
The Town of Mt. Airy is experiencing a water outage for all customers north of the Old Schoolhouse on Dicks Hill Parkway.
11:40AM ( 3 hours ago )