NEW DETAILS ON ESCAPEE FROM BOND COUNTY
A few new details have been released by the Bond County Sheriff's Department regarding 21-year-old Anthony White's capture. As reported earlier by WGEL, a week after his escape from the Bond County Jail, White was captured in Kentucky.
Authorities believed for several days that White was in Kentucky because while in jail he made several calls to Shelby County, KY, according to Bond County Patrol Officer Doug Lawrence. Lawrence said that the car he allegedly stole was found abandoned in a driveway of a vacant house in Owensboro, KY. The owner of the home had the vehicle towed. The tow company then contacted police who told the company that the vehicle was stolen. White was found near Louisville, and according to Lawrence did not put up a fight when he was arrested.
Lawrence noted that the correctional officer's uniform, badge and gun-belt were found in the vehicle.
The U.S. Marshall's and Kentucky authorities are currently involved and the Illinois Department of Corrections is currently making plans to extradite White back to Bond County, but he must first appear before a judge in Kentucky.
White escaped from the Bond County Jail late on the night of June 24. He fled from Greenville in a car allegedly stolen from the Helen Ferguson residence. WGEL will have more details on this story as they become available.