12 inmates escape Alabama jail; one still on the run

JASPER, Ala. (AP) – The Latest on the escape of 12 inmates from a county jail in Alabama. (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

The sheriff in Walker County, Alabama says he’s not going to make any excuses for the escape of a dozen inmates from his jail.

Sheriff James Underwood says an inmate used peanut butter to write the number of an outside door over his cell, and then persuaded a new employee watching on closed-circuit camera from a control room to open what he thought was the door to the man’s cell.

The sheriff said “that door number was the outside door. Unbeknowingly to him, he hit that door and out the door they went.

Underwood says changing numbers on doors with peanut butter “may sound crazy, but these people are crazy like a fox.”

All but one of the dozen inmates were captured within hours, and the sheriff said he hopes and expects the last one to be back in custody by day’s end. He said the only person seriously hurt in the entire escape incident was an inmate who sliced his thumb climbing over a razor-wire fence.


JASPER, Ala. (CBS News) — Authorities in Alabama say a manhunt is underway after 12 inmates escaped from a jail, including two who were incarcerated on charges of attempted murder.

Eleven of those inmates were later recaptured, leaving one still at large. The Walker County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for 24-year-old Brady Andrew Kilpatrick of Cordova, Alabama. Kilpatrick had been jailed on drug possession charges.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Facebook that the 12 inmates escaped from the Walker County Jail on Sunday.

It’s unclear how the inmates were able to escape from the jail.

The inmates are between 18 to 30 years old and were imprisoned on charges ranging from attempted murder to disorderly conduct.

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JASPER, Ala. (AP) – Authorities in Alabama say a manhunt is underway after 12 inmates escaped from a jail, including two who were incarcerated on charges of attempted murder.

Eleven of those inmates were later recaptured, leaving one still at large.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Facebook that the 12 inmates escaped from the Walker County Jail on Sunday.

It’s unclear how the inmates were able to escape from the jail.

The inmates are between 18 to 30 years old and were imprisoned on charges ranging from attempted murder to disorderly conduct.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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