One of the men charged in the killing of a Georgia lottery winner has escaped from prison, authorities say.
Earnest Anthony Holcomb, 28, was in the exercise yard Wednesday afternoon when he somehow made it onto the roof, slipped out of his jumpsuit and ran away from the Ben Hill County facility, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Holcomb is among six people charged in connection with the January killing of Craigory Burch Jr., who won $434,000 in a Fantasy 5 jackpot. Burch, of Fitzgerald, bought the winning ticket in Warner Robins.
Holcomb and the others are accused of breaking into Burch’s home and demanding money before shooting him to death, according to the AJC.
Holcomb is described as being 5-foot-9 and weighing about 150 pounds. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Ben Hill Sheriff’s Office at 229-426-5159 or 911.