Two behind bars for allegedly helping inmate escape

Columbus, GA – A Columbus man and Macon woman are facing charges in connection to trying to help an inmate escape.

40-year-old Edward Waldrop III and 29-year-old Ashley Brummett are both charged with aiding escape.

Police say they attempted to help a Muscogee County prison inmate escape.

Officials say the inmate was on work detail on Thursday morning when the pair pulled up in a car at the dead on Hunter Road and Mary Allison Drive.

The two were taken into custody shortly after.

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