Officials say remaining jail escapee in custody

Posted 8/2/17

From Staff, Wire Reports

Authorities have recaptured the last of 12 prisoners who fled the Walker County Jail in a scheme involving peanut butter.

Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood said …

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Officials say remaining jail escapee in custody

Posted

From Staff, Wire Reports

Authorities have recaptured the last of 12 prisoners who fled the Walker County Jail in a scheme involving peanut butter.

Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood said 24-year-old Brady Andrew Kilpatrick of Cordova was taken into custody at 6:38 p.m. Tuesday at a home in Tequesta, Fla., by the Martin County Sheriff's Office, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Jupiter Police and the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force.

Authorities also arrested Hayden Mayberry, 24, of Jasper, and Jensen Davis Lefan, 18, of Cordova. All will face charges in Walker County for facilitating an escape and hindering apprehension, as well as in Florida for aiding and abetting.

Underwood said Tuesday night more arrests are expected locally.

Kilpatrick was being held in the Walker County Jail on marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges when he and 11 other prisoners fled Sunday night.

Underwood says prisoners used peanut butter to change the numbers above a door and trick a new employee into opening another door that led outside.

The prisoners then used their orange jail uniforms and blankets to climb over a fence topped with razor wire.

The sheriff describes the tricked worker as being young and only on the job for a week.

The jail escape brought media coverage from across the country because of the way the inmates were able to gain their freedom.