Six inmates escape from Illinois jail; two captured by police
By CARLA K. JOHNSON
OAK PARK, Illinois- Six inmates _ including two who are charged with murder _ escaped during the night by overpowering a guard at the understaffed county jail, authorities said. Two were captured Sunday.
One inmate threw hot water from a shower on the guard and held him at bay with a homemade knife, then handcuffed the guard and put on his uniform, officials said.
That inmate was caught after opening doors to let the other six inmates out. They got over a barbed wire fence and onto the streets.
The inmates who were captured Sunday were identified as Arnold Joyner, 43, charged with theft and battery; and David Earnest, 38, charged with murder.
They were caught about 7 miles (11 kilometers) from the jail.
The four at large Sunday were Franciso Romero, 23, charged with murder; Eric Bernard, 22, charged with armed robbery; Michael McIntosh, 30, charged with aggravated battery with a firearm; and Tyrone Everhart, 28, charged with aggravated kidnapping.
It was the second jail break since Friday. An inmate facing armed robbery charges broke out Friday by apparently slipping into a laundry truck, but he was arrested Saturday at a suburban motel, authorities said.
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