WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A convicted murderer who escaped from Arkansas prison ten years ago while wearing a guard uniform may have busted out again, prison officials said on Monday.
- Calvin Adams, who was serving life without parole for capital murder, was confirmed missing after a thorough search of the East Arkansas Regional Unit.
- The guards, however, aren’t sure if Adams has actually left the facility’s grounds.
A convicted killer who was captured in New York state after busting out of an Arkansas prison while wearing a guard uniform ten years ago may have escaped jail once again, the Arkansas Department of Corrections officials said on Monday.
After a search of the East Arkansas Regional Unit in the community of Brickeys, 49-year-old Calvin Adams was confirmed missing.
Prison spokeswoman Dina Tyler said officials were unsure whether Adams was still on the facility’s grounds or whether he got past the electric fence.
Adams and Jeffrey Grinder, both serving life without parole for capital murder, escaped the Cummins facility in Grady, located about 90 miles southeast of Little Rock, on May 29, 2009. The two escaped wearing guard uniforms and fled in a car that was left for them in the slammer’s parking lot.
Four days later, Adams and Jeffrey Grinder were caught in Hornell, NY, where they jumped out of the vehicle, which bore Missouri tags, and led authorities on a brief foot chase, the New York Post reported.
In 1995, Adams was convicted of capital murder in the kidnapping and shooting of Richard Austin, 25. Austin’s injured wife had to walk for more than a mile to get help.
The prison’s video surveillance revealed that Adams and Grinder put on the guard uniforms in the prison library after an evening headcount. Inmates make guard uniforms as one of the jobs available for them at the prison.
Adams and Grinder walked out of the prison without any problem during a shift change soon afterward.
Source: New York Post