One of three inmate escapees in Illinois found

By Allen Cone

June 17 (UPI) -- Three inmates escaped from a jail in southeastern Illinois and several hours later one of them was recaptured, authorities said.

The jail-break happened around 3 a.m. Saturday from the White County jail in Carmi, Ill., near the Indiana border, officials said. White County Sheriff Doug Maier said that a pipe was used to break a hole in the outside concrete block and brick wall.


The jail escape wasn't discovered until around 5:30 a.m. although outside surveillance video showed the inmates running on foot down an alleyway at 3:05 a.m.

At 7:34 p.m., the sheriff's office reported investigators caught Justin Bray, 28, walking along a road in a rural location east of Crossville, the White County Sheriff's Office said. After he fled on foot, Bray was found in an oil tank field.

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He was transported back to the jail.

Still on the run are Zachary Shock, 24, and Johnny Tipton, 61, Shock is awaiting trial in Hamilton County on a charge of first-degree murder. Tipton is being jailed on a charge of theft and possession of stolen property. Bray was awaiting trial on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, resisting or obstructing a peace officer and aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude.


A manhunt also is underway for three inmates who escaped Friday morning from a jail in New Mexico with the help of a guard, the Curry County Sheriff's Office said.

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Sought are Aaron Davis Clark, 31; Victor Andrew Apodaca, 28, and Ricky Ramon Sena, 24. They escapedfrom a detention center in Clovis --- about 75 miles east of Albuquerque. They were last seen wearing white T-shirts, white boxer shorts and head coverings, the sheriff's office said.

On Saturday, the sheriff's office said a detention officer, Sarina Dodson, 28, has been arrested in assisting the escape. She was located in Lubbock, Texas, early Saturday.

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