Five inmates who escaped Missouri jail captured, police say
One of the inmates was arrested “without incident” in Missouri on Friday while the other four were located “hours later” in Ohio, the County Sheriff’s Department said Saturday. ‘St. Francois in a statement on Facebook.
“Since this morning, all the escaped prisoners have been found and taken into custody,” said the police.
Last week, authorities launched a manhunt after the five fugitives broke out of the St. Louis County Detention Center. Francois in Farmington, about 75 miles (121 km) south of St. Louis, on Tuesday.
To escape, the men entered a secure cell and forced their way through a secure door, authorities said, then climbed onto the roof of the detention facility and descended to the ground.
The inmates walked for about 15 minutes until they entered a secure parking lot where they stole a gray 2009 Scion TC with temporary tags, according to authorities.
Three of the prisoners – LuJuan Tucker, Aaron Sebastian and Kelly McSean – are known sex offenders and were being held for crimes committed while in prison.
The other two – identified by the police as Dakota Pace and Michael Wilkins – were being held on felony warrants.
(Reporting by Maria Caspani, Editing by Nick Zieminski)