Missouri police announced on Saturday that all five of the escaped jail inmates who broke out of the St. Francois County Detention Center last week were found and in custody.
The Five Escaped Jail Inmates
The St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department said that four named Aaron Wade Sebastian, 30 Kelly McLean, 52, Dakota Pace, 26, and Lujuan Tucker, 37 are the four escaped inmates found in Ohio, according to WHIO. Friday night around 10 pm, Sebastian and McSean are arrested by Ohio Highway State Patrol during a traffic stop search.
WHIO news reports, that Pace reportedly seen fled the traffic stop by running into the area. Butler County Sheriff’s Office brought Pace into custody by 9 am Saturday about a half mile from where he escaped. Tucker was captured at around 2 am Saturday close to Union Centre Boulevard and Jacquemin Drive in West Chester Township, Ohio. Furthermore, Inmate Michael Wilkins was arrested Friday after he was reportedly spotted alone at a Poplar Bluff, Missouri, bar when someone called the authorities.
The Poplar Bluff Police Department arrested Wilkins without incident and investigators with the United States Marshals Service and the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department return him back to the Detention Center. All five escapee inmates are booked at the Butler County Jail and being held without bond.
The St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department Statements
The St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that five inmates fled from the Detention Center on January 17 at about 7 pm after accessing a secured cell and were discovered missing at 10 pm inmate count, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In court records from Post-Dispatch, investigators said the inmates crawled through a hole behind a sink in the cell and then managed their way up to the roof. According to The Associated Press.
Several of the escaped inmates are sexual predators. Sebastian is a sex offender who was in jail on assault charges, according to U.S. Marshals. McSean, aka Larry Benboom, is known as a sexual predator by federal authorities and charged with sexually assaulting a woman. LuJuan Tucker was charged with raping a girl aged 12 in 2003 and was booked in the St. Francois County Detention Center on an assault charge. Dakota Pace was in jail with several charges, including theft and tampering with a vehicle. Michael Wilkins was in jail on second-degree burglary charges and a probation violation.