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Two Inmates Escape Crittenden County Jail

JULY 5, 2005 - Posted at 4:22 p.m. CDT


MARION, AR - Eastern Arkansas authorities are looking for two inmates who escaped from the Crittenden County jail last night.

Authorities say 20-year-old Tristan Wilson and 22-year-old King Adams broke out of the lock-up between 8 and 10 p.m.  They apparently escaped through a ceiling in the visitation room. 

Wilson has a long criminal record with charges ranging from burglary to fraud.  Adams was being held for a probation violation. 

The incident marks Wilson's third escape.  In November of 2004 while awaiting a bond hearing, he burst through the door of a courthouse, crawled out a window and shimmied down a pipe.  He was found a short time later in a nearby field, suffering from a broken leg.  Prior to that incident, Wilson was mistakenly released by police when his wife faxed a bogus release order to the jail.


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