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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 Jailare now back in the jail they escaped from.

Accordingto Craighead County Sheriff's Department, Zachary Dunn, Jason Brown, and KoreyKitchen are back in Region 8. 

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

Accordingto officials with the Sheriff's Department, in a week's time, there was a longlist of criminal offenses by the three men. "I suspect each one of them isgoing to be charged with at least five more felony charges," saidAssistant Chief Deputy Marty Boyd with the Craighead County Sheriff'sDepartment.

Andhe says that's not limited to Arkansas, but several different states fromMichigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The timeline started November 23rd, whenBrown, Dunn, and Kitchen escaped from the Craighead County Jail. It wasimmediately determined these guys didn't escape to walk the straight andnarrow. "They stole a vehicle here from Cameron Construction. Then, theydrove that vehicle to Chicago," said Boyd. It was at that point the threeran out of gas. "They did a gas drive off theft. They were then pursued bypolice, ditched that vehicle, and ran off on foot," said Boyd.

Fromthere they somehow managed to jump a train to Michigan. "Some railroadworkers found them and kicked them off the train. They stole another truckthere close by," said Boyd.

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

Theseven 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 thethree to stick together. "I thought with the ties they had to this areathat they would split up and go a couple of different directions. It surprisedseveral of us. I'm even more surprised it took a week to catch them," saidBoyd.

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

Region8 News will continue to track this story and bring you the latest updates assoon as they become available.

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