by Steve Rogers/The Packet
A wanted Lowndes County man now has a $10,000 bounty on his head.
Two $3,000 additions pushed the reward for 29-year-old armed robbery suspect Delvin Moore’s arrest to $10,000. The latest money included $3,000 each from the drug forfeiture funds from the city of Columbus and District Attorney Scott Colom’s office.
Lowndes County investigators hope the increased reward will prompt someone to come forward with information of where Moore is hiding.
All information will remain anonymous.
Moore ran from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center Sept. 2.
“We haven’t stopped and won’t stop looking for him. We’ll get him somewhere,” Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Marc Miley said of the hunt for Moore.
Investigators say they think Moore may still be in the Lowndes County area.
Moore was arrested early in the morning of Sept. 1, suspected of robbing the Sprint Mart on Highway 69 South earlier that morning. He also is suspected of robbing the same store earlier this year as well Cindy’s Shell on Main Street, Jumbo’s on Highway 69 and Riverhill Chevron on Main Street.
He has a prior record of burglary and robbery arrests dating back to when he was a teenager and the time he has spent in the jail may have given him enough knowledge to plot his getaway.
About 36 hours after his arrest on Sept. 1, he stuffed paper into his cell lock so that it appeared to be closed when it wasn’t really. He was out in an inmate area and when an exit door was opened for an inmate who was leaving after making bond, Moore darted out, wearing his civilian clothes instead of the brightly colored inmate overalls.
Nine jailers were disciplined for policy and procedure violations that contributed to the escape.