Five Men Escape Jail In Texarkana, Arkansas

By: Nicole Morten Email
By: Nicole Morten Email

Five men cut through bars to escape from the Miller County jail in Texarkana, Arkansas late Tuesday night.

Chief Deputy Tommy Hollin says deputies captured Jeffrey Dean Smith of Texarkana, Texas, in an arrest Wednesday morning.

Hollin identified the escapees still missing as Codarrius Morris of Texarkana, Arkansas; Bennie Ray Johnson of Bradley; Kenneth Dewayne Riley of Wilton; and Anthony Michael Brown.

Hollin was unable to immediately provide additional information, including the charges on which the men were being jailed

Last night's escape is the latest problem at the Miller County jail. Sheriff Linda Rambo was chastised for not quickly alerting the public of a February 18th escape of two other prisoners.

In some parts of the jail, Plexiglas walls are all that separate the incarcerated from common hallways. Much of it has had to be replaced or repaired because inmates have shattered it. Door hinges can be taken apart -- meaning inmates can disassemble the hinges and simply walk into restricted areas.

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