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Police: Five escaped Missouri inmates re-captured

Robert Besser
26 Jan 2023, 01:47 GMT+10

ST. LOUIS, Missouri: Missouri police report that all five prisoners who escaped last week from St. Francois County Detention Center in Farmington near St. Louis have been recaptured.

In a statement on Facebook, the St. Francois County Sheriff's Department said that one of the prisoners was arrested without incident in Missouri, while the other four were located hours later in Ohio.

"As of this morning, all escaped inmates have been located and taken into custody," the department added.

Last week, authorities began a manhunt after the five fugitives broke out of the St. Francois County Detention Center on January 17 by climbing onto the detention facility's roof and dropping to the ground.

The inmates walked for about 15 minutes until they entered a secured parking lot where they stole an automobile.

Three of the prisoners are known sex offenders, while two others held on felony warrants.

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