Three inmates, including alleged murderer, escape jail in Illinois

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CARMI, Ill.) — Three inmates, including one charged with murder, busted through the wall of an Illinois jail on Saturday morning and led authorities on a manhunt.Justin Bray, Zachery Shock and Johnny Tipton allegedly used a pipe to break a hole in the concrete wall of White County Jail in Carmi, Illinois. White County sheriffs were notified of the three missing inmates at 5:30 a.m.A photo taken by Evansville, Indiana, ABC affiliate WEHT-TV showed a metal panel placed over the hole in the wall at the jail.The White County Sheriff’s Office reported that Bray was captured Saturday night. Bray is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated fleeing and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.Bray was spotted walking along a road near Crossville, Illinois, at about 7:30 p.m. local time. Bray allegedly fled police, but was taken into custody after a brief search while hiding in an oil field tank. Crossville is just 9 miles north of the jail.He is now being held on an additional $1 million bail for a new escape charge.Bray had almost been taken into custody Saturday morning. The White County Sheriff’s Office told WEHT-TV that, following a chase, a car with Bray as the passenger crashed near Little Wabash River. Bray jumped into the river and managed to escape from officers. The driver was taken into custody.Shock — who faces the most serious charges of any of the escapees — and Tipton remained on the loose early Sunday.Shock, 24, was in jail charged with murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. Tipton, 61, was being held on charges of theft and possession of stolen property.Carmi is located in rural southeastern Illinois, about 45 miles west of Evansville, Indiana. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more