City Justice Center

Jail Escapee Charges
11:41 am
Tue October 25, 2011

Former downtown St. Louis jail escapee charged with having cell phones

Vernon Collins.
(St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

Vernon Collins, one of the two inmates who escaped from the downtown St. Louis Justice Center in April, and were later captured, has been charged again. This time, from his jail cell.

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Jail Escape
10:11 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Two inmates escape from downtown jail

The two escapees, David White (l) and Vernon Collins.
(St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

Updated 12:10 a.m. Saturday:

Mayor Francis Slay reports that second inmate, Vernon Collins, has been captured.

Updated 4:19 p.m.:

According to KSDK, David White has been captured in St. Louis.

Updated 9:55 a.m. with comments from Commissioner Gene Stubblefield

City corrections commssioner Gene Stubblefield provided the following details about Collins' and White's escape:

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