GEORGIA (WJBF) – The piece of heavy equipment allegedly stolen by Jefferson County inmate, Richard Salyer, has been located.

The Georgia Department of Corrections confirmed that it was found behind the Life Spring Worship Center located at 1105 E. Hwy 80 in Bloomingdale, Georgia. That’s a little over 100 miles south of Augusta in Chatham County.

Authorities do NOT believe he is in that area. 

As of this publication, Salyer HAS NOT been located.

He escaped on October 27th around 12:30 p.m. while working on ‘road scrapping’ detail in southwest Bartow, Georgia.

Authorities say the 48-year-old should be considered dangerous.