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Escapees from Craighead Co back in jail they escaped from

Korey Kitchen (Source: Craighead County Sheriff) Korey Kitchen (Source: Craighead County Sheriff)
Jason Brown (Source: Craighead County Sheriff) Jason Brown (Source: Craighead County Sheriff)
Zachary Dunn  (Source: Craighead County Sheriff) Zachary Dunn (Source: Craighead County Sheriff)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The three inmates who escaped from the Craighead County Jail are now back in the jail they escaped from.

According to Craighead County Sheriff's Department, Zachary Dunn, Jason Brown, and Korey Kitchen are back in Region 8. 

The three men were serving 30 days in Polk County, Florida on misdemeanor charges.

According to officials with the Sheriff's Department, in a week's time, there was a long list of criminal offenses by the three men. "I suspect each one of them is going to be charged with at least five more felony charges," said Assistant Chief Deputy Marty Boyd with the Craighead County Sheriff's Department.

And he says that's not limited to Arkansas, but several different states from Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The timeline started November 23rd, when Brown, Dunn, and Kitchen escaped from the Craighead County Jail. It was immediately determined these guys didn't escape to walk the straight and narrow. "They stole a vehicle here from Cameron Construction. Then, they drove that vehicle to Chicago," said Boyd. It was at that point the three ran out of gas. "They did a gas drive off theft. They were then pursued by police, ditched that vehicle, and ran off on foot," said Boyd.

From there they somehow managed to jump a train to Michigan. "Some railroad workers found them and kicked them off the train. They stole another truck there close by," said Boyd.

They used that vehicle to make their next stop in their journey, Kentucky. It was there, they ditched that truck and stole another vehicle and kept going down to Tennessee. "They spent the night in some woods. They broke into a church in Tennessee, stole the church van and drove it into Florida," said Boyd.

The seven day road trip finally ended November 30th, when police in Polk City, Florida found the van in a hospital parking lot. Boyd says he didn't expect the three to stick together. "I thought with the ties they had to this area that they would split up and go a couple of different directions. It surprised several of us. I'm even more surprised it took a week to catch them," said Boyd.

Boyd says hopefully this circumstance relays a valuable lesson. "I'm sure they are finding crime doesn't pay on this one," said Boyd.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you the latest updates as soon as they become available.

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