JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ga. - UPDATE: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says Salyer was arrested in Pooler, Georgia on November 10th. 

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for a prisoner who escaped work detail on heavy machinery. 

Officials say Richard Salyer Jr. was assigned to a road scrapping detail near Bartow, Georgia at Dukes and Kindon road.

At the time, we're told Salyer was driving a Caterpillar motor grader, a large piece of machinery meant to maintain unpaved roads. 

Captain Robert Chalker with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says both Salyer and the motor grader have not been seen since around 12:30 pm Friday.

Captain Chalker says Salyer should be considered armed and dangerous. A felony escape warrant has been issued for Salyer.

If you have seen this escaped inmate or the missing motor grader, you are urged to contact the Jefferson County Communications Center at (478) 625-4014, or call your local law enforcement.

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