Deputies Continue Search for Inmate Who Walked Away from Work Detail

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts or last known location of the inmate is urged to call 911 or the sheriff's office at 770-307-3080.

Deputies with the Barrow County Sheriff's Office are continuing the search today for an inmate who walked away from a work detail Monday. 

The inmate was part of a work detail crew cutting grass on county property. Deputies searched the area of Tom Miller Road between Ga. Highway 81 South and Haymon Morris Road throughout the day Monday and continued to search and follow up on leads throughout the night.

The inmate is identified as Ross Eugene Hilmo. He is a white male, 5'10" and weights about 180 pounds. He has brown hair and a slight beard. He was in custody for the sale of narcotics at the time. He was last seen wearing an orange Barrow County inmate jumpsuit and black boots. He did not have any weapons when he walked away from the detail. 

Anyone with any information as to his whereabouts or last known location is urged to call 911 or the sheriff's office at 770-307-3080.

According to docket book information, Hilmo was arrested in August and charged with the sale of a schedule I or II controlled substance. He was previously arrested in May and charged with failure to appear and . 

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