Cody Jondreau, a 25-year-old man accused of murdering his own nine-week-old son in Ohio, USA, escaped from a Florida jail.
To accomplish his goal, he climbed the northwest wall of the recreation yard and traversed a barbed wire in approximately 26 seconds. Prison authorities reported that he was captured after his surprising escape.
As reported by the Globe Live Media agency and the media affiliated with NBC, WFLA-TV, Cody Jondreau escaped at approximately 10 a.m. and was free for about 10 minutes after the swift action of Clearwater jail officers.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told a news conference Thursday that when a guard entered the watchtower to tell his colleagues that they were ready to bring the inmates back, Jondreau he scaled a courtyard wall, went through a barbed wire, ran across the ceiling and jumped to the ground from a height of 10 feet.
It is at that moment that the agents chased him and detained him in the parking lot of a business where they shot him with a stun gun. Jondreau he broke his heel and was taken to the hospital where he received about 80 stitches from the cuts he suffered while escaping from jail.
“We have no indication that he had help or that anyone else was involved in it. He claims it was spontaneous. I didn’t want to be in jail.” Said Gualtieri.
What happened to him?
Cody Jondreau was arrested on May 11, 2021 in Polk County (Florida) with a warrant authorized in September 2020 in Willian County in Ohio. The subject was charged with murder, after it was determined that the death of his nine-week-old son was declared a homicide.
The authorities reported that two weeks ago, Jondreau was taken to their compound by the United States Marshals Service. The man was awaiting extradition to the state of Ohio on his charges. Everything was even ready for it to take place from next week.
Jondreau was designated in wing C of the South Division, which is considered the maximum security area of the prison in Florida.
Gualtieri told that Jondreau will be transferred to Ohio once you have the medical clearance. In addition, he stated that authorities will ask the state attorney’s office to charge the man on the run once he is released from the county jail. Pinellas. For now, he will be alone in a cell without access to the recreation yard.
In the middle of his escape, the bailiff pointed out that the prison officials will review the security protocols, since this type of situation cannot happen again.
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