Last of Five Escapees from Pike County Jail Captured
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. - The last of five men who escaped from the Pike County Jail last week is back in custody.
Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte says 40-year-old William John Thomas Wilkerson of Florissant was captured overnight in St. Louis county. Korte says Wilkerson was caught after someone called police to report a suspicious person at an apartment complex. He was arrested without incident.
Wilkerson and four other men escaped from the jail in Bowling Green on Saturday after removing a shower head and getting into a service area. Jail officials didn't discover the escape until a relative of one of the inmates called Saturday evening.
Three other inmates were captured in Oklahoma early Monday and the fourth was captured in a rural area near Bowling Green.
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