St. Louis Escapee Back in Custody
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man who police say scaled two razor-wire fences to escape from a medium security jail in St. Louis is now back in custody.
KTVI-TV reports that police apprehended 29-year-old Allen Brown Thursday night, nearly 24 hours after he escaped from the Medium Security Institution. He has been housed at the jail awaiting trial on weapons and drug charges.
Two corrections officers are on leave during the investigation into the escape, which happened between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday.