The Florida Department of Law Enforcement headquarters are reporting even more information regarding the elaborate scheme committed by two convicted inmates who were able to escape from prison.
Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, who were caught this past Saturday, are not the only inmates who attempted to escape from state prison this year. In fact, FDLE officials say their have been seven cases this year where inmates tried to use forged documents to get out of prison.
Of those seven inmates who attempted to escape, three were successful. Those three include Walker, Jenkins and an inmate in Pinellas County. That inmate was only free for one day before he was re-captured by authorities.
The investigation into the two inmates escaping continues Tuesday as FDLE officials continue to focus on finding those who assisted the pair during the two weeks the inmates were free. Forensic Investigators are currently pulling DNA and fingerprints from the forged documents. Detectives are listening to phone calls and all communication Walker and Jenkins had the weeks prior to their escape. Officials say Walker and Jenkins are not being cooperative with authorities. However, they do tell us the family members of both inmates have assisted with the investigation.
A source tells Fox 35 another arrest in this case is imminent. More on the five inmates who attempted to escape this year from state prison will be divulged during a news conference planned for 12 p.m. this afternoon at FDLE headquarters in Tallahassee.