Columbia, Missouri (The Weekly Vice) - Curtis Jones, a 31-year-old New Franklin man is back in custody after he used a toilet paper roll to escape from a Columbia, Missouri jail.
According to the Howard County Sheriff's office, Jones escaped from the Howard County Jail Monday after using cardboard from a toilet paper roll to jam his cell door.
Jones' bid for freedom did take him far. He was apprehended by Columbia police Wednesday afternoon.
Investigators caught up to Jones after responding to a tip that was instrumental in locating the fugitive. When they arrived at Jones' suspected hideout, they discovered he had fled on foot. He was apprehended after a short foot chase near Melissa and Osage Drive.
This was not the first time Jones escaped captivity. In 1996 Jones escaped from the old Fayette Jail after climbing through a hole in the ceiling. He is currently serving time for a theft after his conviction for stealing anhydrous ammonia - a chemical used for manufacturing meth.
The Weekly Vice
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