Officials capture second inmate who escaped St. Louis jail - KMOV.com

Officials capture second inmate who escaped St. Louis jail

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Both inmates who escaped from the City Justice Center in downtown St. Louis are back in custody.

Two inmates were in the medical facility inside the jail at 200 S. Tucker when they escaped around 7 a.m. Friday.

Authorities say that officers took David White into custody around 4 p.m. at North Broadway and East Grand. White was in the infirmary at the Justice Center due to a broken leg. It appears that he broke his other leg during the escape Friday morning.

Vernon Collins, 34, was captured around midnight on Saturday morning in Jennings. Before his escape, he was being held on charges of 1st Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Armed Criminal Action, Resisting Arrest and Disarming a Peace Officer.

White, 33, was being held on 1st Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Domestic Assault, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, 1st Degree Child Endangerment and 2nd Degree Property Damage.

An initial investigation by authorities revealed that the inmates removed their corrections department issued jumpsuits.

Officials said the inmates likely escaped through a window.   Dark-colored sheets were found hanging out a window on one side of the building.

Click here to read a memo regarding overtime and short staff at the St. Louis Corrections Department.

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