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Sheriff: Peanut butter used as part of escape scheme

01 August 2017

Authorities in Alabama say a manhunt is underway after 12 inmates escaped from a jail, including two who were incarcerated on charges of attempted murder.

However, as you likely concluded through rigorous calculations, one inmate is still on the run.

"Escapes happen", Underwood said.

He is the latest to be caught., according to a facebook post by the Walker County Sheriff's Office.

Walker County Sheriff James Underwood said in a phone call that 11 of the 12 missing prisoners had been recaptured, some at a highway truck stop, but 24-year-old Brady Kilpatrick remained a fugitive.

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Underwood said there are "some deficiencies" at the jail, and it would take about $300,000 in funding to fix security issues.

He added: "So we got some evil people down here, and they scheme all the time to con us and our employees here at the jail". Underwood told a news conference. This one time we slipped up.

The Latest on the escape of 12 inmates from a county jail in Alabama.

Among the prisoners at large are attempted murderers Steven Blake Lamb, 28 of Quinton, and Christopher Micheal Smith, 19, of Jasper.

"I said it was human error and he made a mistake", Underwood said. The sheriff's department is offering a $500 reward for any information that helps lead the 24-year-old back to jail.

Shortly after their escape, police captured Michael McGuff, 30; Johnny Hunter, 26; Christopher Spain, 18; Kristopher Secrest, 20; Quadrekas Key, 21; Timothy Cooper, 28; and Steven Hartley, 27. A prison worker was charged with helping the men escape by smuggling power tools into the facility.

Sheriff: Peanut butter used as part of escape scheme