Last of Five Escapees from Pike County Jail Captured

6 years 3 months 6 days ago Wednesday, September 12 2012 Sep 12, 2012 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 10:35:06 AM CDT September 12, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

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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