WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and numerous other agencies continue to search for the escaped inmate, William Knight.
He was last known to be in the area of Indian Trail Road and Highway 272 after escaping from Baldwin County.
He’s described as a white male, who is 6’3″ and weighs approximately 156 pounds.
According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Knight, who is in his late 20s, had been incarcerated at Baldwin State Prison on Involuntary Manslaughter charges and was set to be released in June 2025.
Authorities say that Knight escaped from a work detail in Hardwick, GA, in Baldwin County driving a grey Toyota Corolla on Monday.
Then, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office put this information out on their Facebook page around 5:30 P.M., and authorities say that they worked through the night looking for Knight.
According to authorities, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol, and other agencies were still in the area of Highway 272 between Oconee and Highway 540 looking for Knight at 1 A.M. on Tuesday.
According to the GDC, state and local law enforcement agencies have set up a perimeter throughout the night in a heavily wooded area in Washington County.
The Georgia Department of Corrections released a surveillance photo of Knight, and authorities say that they believe he is to be on foot.
Authorities say that Knight is considered dangerous, but they do not know if he is armed.
If anyone has any information on his whereabouts or if anyone thinks that they see him, please call 911 immediately.