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2 Inmates Re-Arrested After Breaking Out Of Prison (+PHOTOS)

Micheal Chukwuebuka, Reporting

TWO inmate who escaped prison by digging a hole with tools made from a toothbrush and metal object were found at a restaurant in Hampton.

The Virginia inmates, Arley V. Nemo, 43, and 37-year-old John M. Garza, were re-arrested early on Tuesday, just few hours after they broke free from the Newport News Jail Annex.


The hole two inmates squeezed through to escape prison

According to reports, a jail staff discovered Garza and Nemo were missing from their cells during a routine head count on Monday night.

The two men were believed to have found a construction design weakness in the wall and created tools constructed from a toothbrush and metal object to escape.

“The tools facilitated their access to untied rebars between the walls.


Inmate one

“Once gaining access to the rebar, they used it to further make their escape. 

“Once outside but still within the containment wall, Garza and Nemo proceeded to scale the wall and departed the area,” the prison agency said.


Inmate two

Joint operatives from Hampton Police Department and Newport News Police Department, upon an intelligence information, tracked and apprehended the inmates in the early hours of Tuesday morning at a 24-hour IHOP on Mercury Boulevard, Hampton.

While addressing newsmen, Newport News Sheriff, Gabe Morgan said:

“I extend my gratitude to the Newport News Police Department, the Hampton Police Department, and the James City County Police Department for their assistance in our attempt to recapture these inmates.

“Moreover, I’m thankful for the citizens who observed Garza and Nemo at the IHOP and notified law enforcement. 

“It reinforces what we always say ‘see something, say something.”

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