Richmond County arrest escaped prisoner

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Officers arrested an escaped prisoner from Jefferson County Jail.

On March 9, 2021, Jonah Schafner, age 33 escaped from custody for being recently sentenced to 108 months of incarceration for federal firearms violations.

Jonah was arrested by Richmond County officers Saturday, March 13, 2021. He will be facing new charges related to the escape. He has nine years remaining on his federal sentence for his original firearms conviction.

United States Marshal David L. Lyons said, “I could not be prouder of the United States Marshals Service and our law enforcement partners in the Southern District of Georgia. This quick arrest was the result of tremendous collaboration between agencies and dogged commitment from investigators to keep our communities safe.”

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