Ind. jailbreak falls short
The Associated Press
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Indiana- An inmate trying to escape from his cell crashed through a ceiling panel and landed just feet from jailers in the lockup's lobby, authorities said.
"It is there so we can get up there and fix plumbing and lighting problems," said jail officer Robin Threlkeld. "He was able to open the door and pull himself up and through somehow, and then he fell down through a panel in the lobby."
Stein wasn't injured in the fall Saturday at the jail in Crawfordsville, about 45 miles northwest of Indianapolis.
"His feet came through first," said Montgomery County Sheriff Dennis Rice.
Authorities were investigating how Stein was able to open the panel.
Stein faces an additional preliminary charge of escape and remained in custody Tuesday.
Copyright Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
PoliceOne top 5
- DC cops' body cams won't be on while they monitor inauguration demonstrators
- Slain Fla. officer's cuffs used to arrest suspect
- Pa. cop sues Wal-Mart over termination for carrying gun on duty
- Video: Alleged Fla. cop killer refuses lawyer, shouts profanities in court
- Details emerge in shooting of Ariz. trooper by driver he sought to help