A convicted killer and two other inmates accused of breaking out of a northwest Missouri jail were arrested today, a day after two women were charged with helping them escape.
The men didn't make it far after slipping under a fence Sunday surrounding from the Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail in Pattonsburg, about 70 miles northeast of Kansas City.
Nicholas D. McCleary, 26, who had been convicted of property damage and an escape attempt over the summer, was arrested around noon Tuesday about five miles northwest of the jail, said Daviess County Sheriff's Office secretary Krystal Youngs in a phone interview.
Carlos Sarmiento, 57, who was awaiting sentencing for beating his roommate to death with a hammer, and Timothy J. Baudour, 34, who was convicted of assault, were found together at 4:10 p.m. in the same rural area, Youngs said.
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Youngs said she had no additional details about the captures. The three men have been returned to jail, where they face a new charge of escape from custody.
No paperwork has been filed to indicate any of the men have attorneys representing them in the new case, the clerk's office said.
Baudour's 20-year-old girlfriend, Samantha Bulson, and 19-year-old Kayla Evans, who was identified as the sister of a man who joined McCleary in this summer's escape attempt, were charged late Monday afternoon in DeKalb County Circuit Court with a felony count of conspiracy.
Authorities said in a probable cause statement that Bulson's boyfriend told her to call Evans, and Evans told Bulson about the escape plan.
According to the probable cause statement, a video shot at a Walmart store in DeKalb County shows the women buying a pair of 6-inch diagonal cutting pliers.
Evans later admitted to DeKalb County Sheriff Wes Raines that she took the wire cutter to the Daviess/Dekalb County Regional Jail and dropped it outside, the probable cause statement said.
Court records show Bulson and Kayla Evans are in custody, and bond has been set at $75,000 cash only. No attorneys have filed paperwork seeking to represent the women.
Jane Elizabeth Dunn, the public defender who represented McCleary in the earlier escape case, didn't immediately return a phone message seeking comment. A probable cause statement in that case shows that McClearly and another inmate, Travis Evans, broke into the jail's attic in June but were arrested before they were able to get out of the building.
Online court records show that Travis Evans pleaded guilty in the escape attempt.