We’ve just spoken with Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe about the capture less than an hour ago of escaped inmates Christopher David Garrett and Tobias Draper Jones. Loe said the men “broke away from the jailers in the exercise yard” and jumped the detention facility’s fence. The search for the pair began immediately and was ultimately aided by CCSO deputies, MPD officers, the Arkansas State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Additional details about the escape and subsequent capture of Jones and Garrett will appear in tomorrow’s edition of The South Arkansas Sunday News. Stay tuned to the Banner-News Blog, however, for advance photos of the capture of Garrett, which you won’t find anywhere else!