One of five Missouri prison inmates. Who escaped through the building’s ventilation and plumbing system. This week has been recovered, the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department said Friday. Michael Wilkins was arrested in Poplar Bluff. About 70 miles south of the Farmington detention center they escaped from. The sheriff’s department said in a statement.
Wilkins was arrested on charges of second-degree burglary and probation violation, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
Wilkins and four others fled Tuesday night, officials said.
It’s believed they entered the jail roof through a “plumbing chase,” an area of. A building that contains Missouri plumbing and other pipes.
The men were able to break into a secure room and open a prison door around 7 p.m. Tuesday on the way to the roof of the building, the sheriff’s department said.
They were seen on video stealing a 2009 Toyota Scion from. A nearby business, according to the department.
Poplar Bluff Police Chief Michael McClain said Wilkins was arrested around 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mike’s Resale, a business in Poplar Bluff.
The St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that Wilkins.
Poplar Bluff is a city of about 16,000 in southeastern Missouri.