Updated 2:19 pm Monday (Sept. 10)
The Pike County Sheriff's Department says a fourth escaped inmate, Joseph Verive, is back in the Pike County jail. He was taken into custody on Pike 411 less than 1 mile from hwy 161 without incident.
The fifth escaped inmate, William Wilkerson, remains on the loose.
The only person to face criminal charges in a series of escapes from the St. Louis city jails has pleaded guilty to a series of misdemeanors.
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.
Four jail breaks in 15 months make the city of St. Louis look like a joke.
That was the general consensus of members of the Public Safety committee on Wednesday following two hours of testimony on the rash of escapes.
Sweltering heat blamed for 3 more deaths in St. Louis
The city health department says a 75-year-old woman is the fifth person to die from the heat in St. Louis this year. Her air conditioner was on but was blowing hot air in her home. She died on Sunday.
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