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Search under way for escaped inmate in Toombs Co.

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TOOMBS CO., GA (WTOC) -

The Toombs County Sheriff says a state prisoner, Fredrick Newton, has escaped from the Indian Ford Farms in Toombs County. That is the state farm that grows food for the state prisons. 

A search is under way for the escapee using dogs and a helicopter.

The sheriff's office said Newton was in prison for aggravated assault and warn that he might be dangerous. The dogs were sent back into the woods Wednesday night, but they aren't picking up any scent.

Check WTOC.com for updates on this developing story.

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