Caddo County jail escapees left through plumbing system

OFFICIALS ABOUT THE TRIPLE MANHUNT. CADDO COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THAT THEY’VE LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION ALONGSIDE OSBI INTO EMPLOYEE NEGLIGENCE AND DIFFERENT SECURITY MEASURES. AFTER THREE INMATES WERE ABLE TO ESCAPE THE JAIL THROUGH THEIR PLUMBING SYSTEM. ON THE WAY, THEY ACTUALLY ESCAPED THE SINK AND TOILET COMBO. THAT’S THE STAINLESS STEEL COMBO AGAINST THE WALL. THEY WAS ABLE TO BREAK THAT LOOSE FROM THE WALL AND THEY WALKED, WENT OUT THROUGH THE PLUMBING CHASE. THESE THREE INMATES ESCAPED THE CADDO COUNTY JAIL FRIDAY AFTER WIGGLING THROUGH THE JAIL PLUMBING SYSTEM AND LEAVING OUT A SERVICE DOOR. CADDO COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THEY NOTICED THE THREE WERE GONE AROUND 10 A.M., BUT LEARNED THE ESCAPE HAPPENED HOURS BEFORE. DURING THE NIGHT. ONCE THEY ESCAPED, WE BELIEVE THEY HAD HELP. ONCE THEY GOT OUT OF THE JAIL, WE DON’T BELIEVE THEY HAD HELP GETTING OUT. BESIDES THEM THREE, UH, DOING IT ALL TOGETHER. THEY BELIEVE A FAMILY MEMBER OF AN INMATE MAY HAVE HELPED THE THREE GET AWAY. THAT FAMILY MEMBER HAS NOT BEEN NAMED BY DEPUTIES, BUT THEY SAY THEY DO EXPECT CHARGES TO BE FILED. AND THE INVESTIGATION TOOK MULTIPLE AGENCIES, INCLUDING THE U.S. MARSHALS, IS PUSHING OUT AND DOING A LOT OF INTERVIEWS WITH A LOT OF FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND PEOPLE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY. IT EVENTUALLY LED US TO OKLAHOMA CITY. THE THREE MEN WERE FOUND MORE THAN 50 MILES AWAY AT A CEMETERY ON SOUTHWEST 104TH STREET IN OKC, AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FRIDAY NIGHT. NOW, CADDO COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY MULTIPLE THINGS WENT WRONG, LIKE EMPLOYEE NEGLIGENCE. WE JUST BELIEVE THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE GOT SOME COMPLACENT IN THEIR JOBS THAT THEY DIDN’T DO ALL THEIR CELL CHECKS AT THAT TIME, AND HAVING SECURE CELLS, THEY SAY THEY’RE WORKING TO GET FUNDING FROM THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN AGAIN. THOSE THREE INMATES ARE CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN THE CLEVELAND COUNTY JAIL. THEY SAY THEY’LL BE TRANSPORTED BACK HERE TO CADDO COUNTY THIS

Caddo County jail escapees left through plumbing system before being caught in OKC

The three men were reported missing Friday morning, and they were taken into custody in Oklahoma City on Friday night

Caddo County officials released more details Monday about how three inmates escaped the jail and where they were later found. | MORE | Caddo County escaped inmates found in OKCThe three men were reported missing Friday morning, and they were taken into custody in Oklahoma City on Friday night. Now, county officials have launched an investigation alongside the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation into employee negligence and different security measures. Thomas Adkins, an investigator with the Caddo County Sheriff’s Office, said the three inmates escaped through the Caddo County Jail’s plumbing system. “The way they actually escaped, the sink and toilet combo, that’s a stainless-steel combo against the wall. They were able to break that loose from the wall and went out through the plumbing chase,” Adkins said. The three were able to wiggle through the plumbing system before leaving out a service door. Caddo County officials said they first noticed the men were gone around 10 a.m. but learned the escape happened during the night. “We do believe they had help once they got out of the jail. We don’t believe they had help getting out besides them three doing it all together,” Adkins said. He said he believes a family member of one of the inmates may have helped the three getaway. That family member was not named by deputies, but they said they do expect charges to be filed. The investigation took multiple agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service. “Pushing out, doing a lot of interviews with a lot of family members, friends, people throughout the community, eventually led us to Oklahoma City,” Adkins said. >> Download the KOCO 5 AppThe three men were found more than 50 miles away at a cemetery on Southwest 104th Street in Oklahoma City, and they were taken into custody that night. Caddo County officials said multiple things went wrong, including employee negligence. “We just believe that they might have gotten complacent in their jobs, and they didn’t do their cell checks at the time,” Adkins said. The sheriff’s office said they are working to get funding from Caddo County Commissioners to secure cells and make sure that this doesn’t happen again. Those three inmates are currently being held in the Cleveland County Detention Center. They will be transported back to Caddo County this week. Top Headlines ‘Shocking to see’: Neighbors react to triple homicide inside Chickasha home VIDEO: Tornado forms in Western Pennsylvania over the weekend, sending debris flying OSBI investigates triple homicide in Chickasha, searches for person-of-interest 2 dead after altercation at Lawton Correctional Facility WATCH: Videos you may have missed this week

Caddo County officials released more details Monday about how three inmates escaped the jail and where they were later found.

| MORE | Caddo County escaped inmates found in OKC

The three men were reported missing Friday morning, and they were taken into custody in Oklahoma City on Friday night. Now, county officials have launched an investigation alongside the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation into employee negligence and different security measures.

Thomas Adkins, an investigator with the Caddo County Sheriff’s Office, said the three inmates escaped through the Caddo County Jail’s plumbing system.

“The way they actually escaped, the sink and toilet combo, that’s a stainless-steel combo against the wall. They were able to break that loose from the wall and went out through the plumbing chase,” Adkins said.

The three were able to wiggle through the plumbing system before leaving out a service door. Caddo County officials said they first noticed the men were gone around 10 a.m. but learned the escape happened during the night.

“We do believe they had help once they got out of the jail. We don’t believe they had help getting out besides them three doing it all together,” Adkins said.

He said he believes a family member of one of the inmates may have helped the three getaway. That family member was not named by deputies, but they said they do expect charges to be filed.

The investigation took multiple agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service.

“Pushing out, doing a lot of interviews with a lot of family members, friends, people throughout the community, eventually led us to Oklahoma City,” Adkins said.

>> Download the KOCO 5 App

The three men were found more than 50 miles away at a cemetery on Southwest 104th Street in Oklahoma City, and they were taken into custody that night.

Caddo County officials said multiple things went wrong, including employee negligence.

“We just believe that they might have gotten complacent in their jobs, and they didn’t do their cell checks at the time,” Adkins said.

The sheriff’s office said they are working to get funding from Caddo County Commissioners to secure cells and make sure that this doesn’t happen again.

Those three inmates are currently being held in the Cleveland County Detention Center. They will be transported back to Caddo County this week.


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