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      Update: Police capture 2nd jail escapee

      Update: Thursday, Nov. 18 at 4:50 p.m.

      The second of two federal defendants who bolted from an eastern Missouri jail has been captured in St. Louis.

      Authorities said St. Louis police and federal marshals took Corey Durand Cross into custody without resistance Thursday afternoon at an apartment, just a day after fellow fugitive John Wesley Jones was nabbed in Swansea, Ill., just east of St. Louis.

      Both men broke out of the Lincoln County Jail early Monday by somehow climbing onto the lockup's roof, then making their way down a 30-foot wall.

      Federal investigators had named Jones a suspect in the potentially multimillion-dollar August heist of an ATM-servicing business in St. Louis.

      At the time of their escape, Jones and Cross had been jailed without bond on weapons charges. Cross also faces drug charges.

      Update: Thursday, Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m.

      From KMOV.com

      The second man who escaped from Lincoln County Jail earlier this week was captured just before 1 p.m. Thursday without incident in south St. Louis, officials said.The U.S. Marshals and officials with the FBI and the St. Louis police TMs Violent Offenders Unit arrested Corey Cross in the 3200 block of Chippewa, just east of Grand.

      Read the whole story from KMOV.com

      Update: Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 11:55 a.m.

      One of two federal defendants who escaped from an eastern Missouri jail is back in custody after being captured in neighboring Illinois.

      KSDK-TV reports that John Wesley Jones spent two days on the run before being recaptured Wednesday morning in Swansea, Ill., about 13 miles east of his hometown of St. Louis.

      Jones and Corey Durand Cross bolted Monday from the Lincoln County lockup northwest of St. Louis in Troy by climbing to the jail's roof before scaling down a 30-foot wall.

      Cross remains at large.

      Federal investigators had named Jones a suspect in the potentially multimillion-dollar August heist of an ATM-servicing business in St. Louis.

      At the time of their escape, Jones and Cross had been jailed without bond on weapons charges. Cross also faces drug charges.

      Original Story:

      Authorities said the two men who escaped from the Lincoln County jail early Monday are probably still in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

      There has been no sign of the pair since Tuesday afternoon, when police located a missing truck.

      Authorities at the Lincoln County jail said this is a first.

      "Nothin' has happened like this that I'm aware of...not since it was built in '95,

      Around 3:30 a.m. Monday, after the night's final head count, jail inmates John Wesley Jones and Corey Durand Cross disappeared. Jailers believe the men got to the roof of the jail to make their escape.

      "We understand how they were able to get to the roof, Lincoln CO Sheriff's Department Cpt. Kurt Vennemann said. But, at this time, it's an on-going investigation and I'm not gonna give any of that information out.

      Jones and Cross were not discovered missing until the next head count around 7:30 a.m. Monday. They apparently made it to this gas station about five miles away in Moscow Mills, Mo. Investigators believe they stole a rental truck there.

      On Monday afternoon, the truck was found abandoned off Interstate 70 in St. Louis. Of the 140 inmates at the Lincoln County Jail, Jones and Cross were among about 30 federal prisoners. While he was held only for being a felon in possession of a firearm, Jones is suspected of being one of four men involved in an armed robbery of a St. Louis ATM service company in early August.

      Those thieves got away with an estimated $9 million in cash. Authorities consider the fugitives to be armed and dangerous. And that has some of the locals questioning why they weren't alerted to the threat.

      "Why don't we have some sort of alarm system so that, if something happens, they do something to let people know, Neighbor Esther Grupenhagen said. We certainly have enough people on the local police force that they could come down through here and make an announcement.

      A spokesman for the U.S. Marshal's Service said marshals and FBI agents have joined local authorities in the search for Jones and Cross.

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