Inmates who rappelled out of Arkansas jail back in custody

The Associated Press - January 1, 2022 7:53 am

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An internal investigation is underway after two inmates escaped from an Arkansas jail by using a water hose to rappel down the side of the building.

Jeremiah Slavens, of Fort Smith, and Dustin Smith, of Muldrow, Oklahoma, escaped from the Sebastian County jail on Friday. Slavens was captured later that night and Smith was captured in Oklahoma on Saturday.

Authorities say the pair escaped by climbing through the ceiling in one of the jail pods and then rappelling off the roof using a water hose they found.

Both inmates will now face second-degree escape charges.


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