Craven County Jail Escapee Caught In Connecticut

An inmate who was mistakenly released from the Craven County jail has been nabbed in Connecticut.

Jonathan Staton escaped July 8th after being arrested on drug and weapon charges. After an appearance in court, authorities say Staton promised to pay another inmate, Ricky Bryant, for his release papers.

The jailer who let Staton out was fired, while Bryant was charged with facilitating a jail escape.

There's no word yet on when Staton will be brought back to Craven County to face charges.


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  • by Billy Location: Havelock on Aug 27, 2009 at 12:39 PM
    I for one think after a mishap, the Craven County Sheriff's Department should be commended for the capture. Good Work!
  • by LOL Location: Washington/raleigh on Aug 26, 2009 at 06:01 PM
    TO ''B'' That's what they get for thinking we all look alike..haha..I hope he enjoyed thoses 2 free months he had because he want be seeing freedom fr along time to come.
  • by Ordnanceman Location: Greenville on Aug 26, 2009 at 03:45 PM
    Bad boys bad boys watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they come from you. You can run, but you can't hide dirtbag!
  • by B Location: NC on Aug 26, 2009 at 03:31 PM
    I wonder if the jailer saw a mug shot before releasing him? What am I talking about...you know they all think we look alike anyway! LOL
  • by Keith Location: Greenville on Aug 26, 2009 at 03:23 PM
    I am so glad this man was caught. Good job to the Officers that caught him.
  • by Tha Judge on Aug 26, 2009 at 02:08 PM
    Maybe the jailer needs to sue him.
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