Kentucky inmates caught after using bed sheets to escape

September 14 14:11 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two inmates who used bed sheets to escape a Kentucky prison are now back in police custody, reports .

Officials say the men escaped to the roof of a minimum-security building Monday night and used a rope made of bed sheets to climb down about four floors. Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton says 29-year-old Matthew Johnson was climbing down when a knot on the sheets came loose, dropping him about 20 feet. He then fled.

The second inmate, 37-year-old Christopher Cornelius, didn’t risk the climb and was found on the roof.

Bolton says Johnson was found hiding in a car during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning. He injured his ankle and back and remained hospitalized Tuesday.

Both men were in jail on drug charges.

Kentucky inmates caught after using bed sheets to escape
 
 
 
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