Crime

Accused killer who escaped from midstate jail still at large

A murder suspect escaped from the Macon County jail in Oglethorpe and was still at large Sunday night, according to the GBI. The escapee is Cordalero Collier of Montezuma, who was awaiting trial for murder and aggravated assault in connection with the death of the mother of his child, said Trebor Randle, the assistant agent in charge of the GBI’s office in Americus.

Randle said she could not give many details about the escape because it is under investigation. She said the Macon County Sheriff’s Office contacted the GBI about the escape about 7 a.m. Saturday.

According to Internet news reports, Collier is 22 or 23 years old and is accused of stabbing 19-year-old Shanika Walker to death in August 2008 in Montezuma. His motive appeared to be jealousy. Collier is also accused of stabbing Walker’s pregnant sister in the same incident.

Collier is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 148 pounds, according to news reports.

Randle said anyone with information about Collier’s whereabouts should contact the Americus GBI office at (229) 931-2439

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