All five inmates who escaped from a prison in Farmington, Missouri, earlier this week have been captured, authorities confirmed Saturday.

The inmates escaped from the St. Francois County Detention Center Tuesday night, according to the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department.

They were identified as LuJuan Tucker, Aaron Sebastian, Kelly McShawn, Dakota Pace and Michael Wilkins.

All five were arrested on Friday and Saturday. Four of the five were captured in Ohio, while Wilkins was caught in Missouri, the sheriff’s department said.

5 inmates are captured after escaping from a Missouri prison
Photos show five inmates who escaped from a prison in Farmington, Missouri on January 17, 2023. All five were later captured, authorities said. Clockwise from top left: Kelly McShean, LuJuan Tucker, Dakota D. Pace, Michael Wilkins and Aaron W. Sebastian.

St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department

Wilkins was at a thrift store in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said officers attempted to pull over a suspected stolen vehicle in Fairfield, north of Cincinnati, on Friday night. The car fled, and after a short chase, four people got out and ran away. Troopers quickly captured two of them and arrested a third in south West Chester Township around 2 a.m. Saturday.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones told reporters Saturday that a report of a suspicious person in the Liberty Township subdivision led a bloodhound to a parked car where a fourth inmate was found in the back seat.

Three of the five — Tucker, Sebastian and McShawn — have been convicted of sex crimes, according to the sheriff’s department. Pace and Wilkins were in custody on felony charges at the time of their escape.

The inmates entered a secure cell around 7 p.m. Tuesday and then made their way through a secured door that somehow led them to the roof of the detention center, the sheriff’s department said.

They then drove onto the property of nearby Centene Corporation, a health insurance company, where they stole a 2009 Scion TC from a secure parking lot, the sheriff’s department said.

Farmington is about 75 miles southwest of St. Louis.

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