Investigation nearly done in Faulkner Co. escape

CONWAY (AP) - The Faulkner County sheriff says the investigation is nearly complete into how three inmates escaped from the jail last month.

Sheriff Andy Shock says he expects the probe to be finished this week.

The Log Cabin Democrat reports the inmates got out the afternoon of Aug. 17 when they peeled back a recreation yard fence, jumped a barbed wire fence and then stole a vehicle from a nearby business.

The inmates were all caught within several days, 1 of them in Oklahoma City. They'd been facing drug and theft charges.

Shock said the day of the escape that policies and procedures hadn't been followed by staff members. But the sheriff said no detention staff members were placed on leave as part of the investigation.

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