Police pledge more arrests in escaped inmate case - FOX 35 News Orlando

Police pledge more arrests in escaped inmate case


Investigators are working to fulfill their pledge to find and arrest the people who helped two Florida inmates escape from prison using forged documents.

The two convicted killers, Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, both 34, are back in custody and were being grilled by authorities after they were captured without incident over the weekend at a motel in Panama City.

Meanwhile, corrections officials are planning to hold meetings with court clerks to discuss how to prevent other inmates from using fake papers to escape.

The investigation is now focusing on who forged the papers for them and who helped the men elude police after the trickery was discovered.

There are still a lot of questions to be answered.  FOX 35 asked investigators if they are getting any cooperation from the men, but they told us they would not answer that question.

Investigators are looking at the paper trail from the Franklin County Jail.  Evidence has already been collected including phone records, visitation logs, and inmate mail. 

The forged documents are undergoing DNA analysis by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to see if there are any fingerprints that can be lifted.   Investigators will also look into how Walker and Jenkins ended up at the motel and possible plans to flee to Atlanta.


Some information taken from the Associated Press.

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