Both Jefferson County inmates now into custody

Both Jefferson County inmates now into custody
Jail bars (Source: KLTV)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT/AP) - The second inmate sought in connection with a jail escape this week from the Jefferson County jail in Pine Bluff is now in custody.

According to a tweet from KARK, Christopher Sanderson was captured in the Pelsor area.

According to a report from KATV, the second inmate, Wesley Gullett, 30, was arrested Thursday in Dover. Gullett was walking down Highway 164 in Dover and was taken into custody at gunpoint without incident.

Police believe Gullett and Chris Sanderson, 34, escaped from the jail between early Tuesday morning and 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

On Wednesday, officials said a leader of a white supremacist gang in Arkansas and another inmate escaped a local jail and are being sought by authorities who say they consider the men armed and dangerous.

The U.S. Marshals service said Wednesday authorities were searching for Wesley Gullett and Christopher Sanderson after the pair escaped from the Jefferson County jail in Pine Bluff, which is about 38 miles (60 kilometers) south of Little Rock. U.S. Marshals said they were notified about the pair's escape at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, but did not say exactly when or how they escaped the facility.

Wesley Gullett
Wesley Gullett (Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
Chris Sanderson
Chris Sanderson (Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

Gullett is among 54 members of the New Aryan Empire who have been indicted on federal charges and is listed in court documents as the gang's "outside" president, who oversaw all gang activities by members who weren't in prison.

Sanderson was being held in the jail on federal gun and drug charges.

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