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Fifth jail escapee caught Wenesday morning in St. Louis

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 9:14 am

Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte reported this morning (Wednesday) at 12:50 a.m. that the last escapee, William John Thomas Wilkerson Jr., age 40, of Florissant, is back in custody. St. Louis County Police responded to a report of a suspicious person at an apartment complex. Wilkerson led officers on a short foot pursuit before being taken in to custody.

Sheriff Korte would like to thank and commend all of the many Law Enforcement Agencies who assisted and offered support during this investigation. This has truly been a team effort. Thanks also go out to the concerned citizens who contacted law enforcement when they saw someone acting suspicious. All five escapees were apprehended because something that did not look right was reported.