Mo. inmate who used cardboard toilet paper holder to escape recaptured

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Columbia police have captured an inmate who allegedly escaped from the Howard County jail using a cardboard toilet paper holder. Curtis Jones of New Franklin was captured Wednesday afternoon.

 

Columbia police officers, who were responding to a tip, went to where Jones was believed to be located, but he had fled on foot. Jones was spotted a short time later and taken into custody.

 

Jones had escaped early Monday. Authorities allege he used the folded cardboard to jam a door lock to his cell and fled when a jailer went to another area in the building.

 

Jones was detained on a theft charge on suspicion of stealing anhydrous ammonia, a chemical used to manufacture methamphetamine.

 

He previously escaped in 1996 from the county’s old jail in Fayette by climbing through a hole in the ceiling.

 SOURCE: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ODD_TP_CARDBOARD_ESCAPE?SITE=CAFRA&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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