10-24-2011, 05:14 PM #1
FL - Two maximum-security inmates escape from Indian River County Jail
Two maximum-security inmates escape from Indian River County Jail
Two maximum-security prisoners being held on murder charges escaped from the Indian River County Jail on Monday, possibly using the same method to gain freedom as three inmates in a jail break six years ago.
The two men, who were cellmates, are Leviticus Taylor, 25, of Vero Beach, and Rondell Reed, 52, formerly of Indiana. It is not known whether they are armed, but they are considered dangerous, Sheriff Deryl Loar said at a 10 a.m. news conference Monday.
It is suspected they were picked up by two females who were driving a jeep. Sheriff's search dogs were checking the woods around the Vero Beach Municipal Airport. The jail, in the 4000 block of 41st Avenue, is north of the airport.
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10-24-2011, 05:19 PM #2Registered User
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These are some scary guys I hope they apprehend them soon, but besides that how the heck is it that max security inmates can escape???? Shame shame shame.
10-24-2011, 05:52 PM #3
Sheriff Calls Escapees 'Worst Of The Worst Inmates'
Murder Suspects Escape From Indian River County Jail Early Monday Morning
Read more: http://www.wpbf.com/news/29568088/de...#ixzz1bjqfZ0ZC
Anyone with information about the missing inmates' whereabouts is urged to call authorities at 772-569-6700.
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+ Tattoo of a cross on his right forearm
+ Tattoo reading "RIP JT" on right hand
+ Height: 5-11; Weight: 180 pounds
+ Tattoo of an insect on his right hand
+ Tattoo of a snake with a rose on his left forearm
+ Tattoo of a woman's face/body on his right forearm
+ Tattoo of a pirate on his left wrist
+ Tattoo of lips with a tongue on his left forearm
+ Tattoo of a rebel skeleton on his left elbow
+ Tattoo of a dragon/woman's face/skull on his right arm
+ Tattoo of the word "Rebel" on his left arm
+ Tattoo of a woman's face/body on his left arm
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theses guys has ties to Indiana and Kentuck plus they had help
10-24-2011, 05:56 PM #4
Two men escape maximum security prison in Fla. on Monday
Two maximum security prisoners being held for first degree murder escaped from the Indian River County Jail on Monday. The two men who were cellmates, 25-year-old Leviticus Taylor and 51-year-old Rondell Reed, were last seen by fellow inmates at around 4:30 am Monday. It is believed that the men were picked up by two women in a jeep just outside the jail, says CBS affiliate
It appeared the prisoners got through a wall which led to an outside area, where they discarded their red prison uniforms. They somehow broke through a locked door and climbed over a 12 foot-high-fence topped by razor wire. A string found at the scene may have been used to pull down the razor wire.
It is thought Taylor and Reed escaped using the same methods that three prisoners used to escape the jail 6 years ago, reports the Sun Sentinel. In December 2005, three men got out of the prison complex by ripping out a shower fixture and crawling through a space in the wall. They ran through a recreation area outside and managed to scale the fence.
The escapees were eventually caught and the crawl space was then reinforced with bars, says Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Jeff Luther. Unfortunately, Taylor and Reed must have acquired tools to take out the bars and then took advantage of the same crawl space to break free, Luther imagineshttp://<br /> <br /> http://www.cb...fla-on-monday/
10-24-2011, 06:06 PM #5
calling mommy, she lives there and is sick in bed unable to move. She lives alone.
10-24-2011, 09:41 PM #6
Well, at least one of them has been caught! ...as have their accomplices. yippee!
After a daylong search, the Indian River County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the arrest of 25-year-old Leviticus Taylor, who escaped from the Indian River County Jail early Monday morning.
According to Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar, Taylor was arrested in Jensen Beach. The second escapee, Rondell Reed, 52, formerly of Indiana, is still at large.
Two women and one man also were arrested Monday night as accomplices to the escape plot.
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10-24-2011, 10:04 PM #7
I think the "maximum security" unit may need to reevaluate their security techniques.
I hope Reed is caught soon before someone gets hurt.
10-24-2011, 10:10 PM #8
20 Facts About the Indian River County Jail Escape
1) Leviticus Taylor and Rondell Reed were cell mates for the last 5 days, but it is believed they have been in contact for the last 5 months.
2) The escape was "elaborate" and "time-consuming," and Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar said it is "amazing that it could have been done."
3) Reed has a history of shooting at law enforcement, according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office.
4) Red inmate jumpsuits were found outside a gate.
5) Reed escaped 20 years ago from a prison in North Carolina, which led to a shootout with law enforcement officers.
6) Sheriff Loar said he does not believe Reed and Taylor are still in the area.
7) Nearby schools are on code yellow, which is one step below a full lockdown.
8) Taylor no longer has dreadlocks. Reed currently has gray hair and no neck brace.
9) This has turned into a significant search with assistance from U.S. Marshals, nearby counties and police departments.
10) The Indian River County Jail was put on lockdown.
11) It's believed an air conditioning system or air duct was compromised
12) There is no suspicion that any sheriff's office employees are involved in the escape.
13) Reed has never had a visitor since his incarceration at IRC Jail, but has had phone calls.
14) Taylor has had visitors, and has multiple girlfriends and associates.
15) Garments or blankets may have been used to get over the prison fence.
16) Taylor was recently convicted of murder in Indian River County.
17) Reed was awaiting trial for a homicide in Indian River County.
18) There are 200 video cameras throughout the Indian River County Jail.
19) Both have relationships all over the United States.
20) There was another jail break at the Indian River County Jail in 2005. Three inmates escaped, but all were eventually captured.
10-25-2011, 05:07 PM #9
2 women charged with helping 2 Fla. inmates flee
According to an arrest affidavit, one of the women is Taylor's girlfriend. The Martin County Sheriff's Office says she drove Taylor to Stuart and she knew about his escape plans through conversations she had with Taylor and letters Taylor sent from jail.
Reed remained at large Tuesday. Authorities say he faces a second degree murder charge.
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/2...#ixzz1bpWLWxAf
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/2...#ixzz1bpWGkJEx
10-25-2011, 05:12 PM #10
Leviticus Taylor arrested, Rondell Reed at large
The second escapee, Rondell Reed, 52, formerly of Indiana, is still at large. Both Reed and Taylor were maximum-security prisoners being held on murder charges. They were discovered missing around 5 o'clock Monday morning.
"We're working a tremendous amount of leads to follow up on Rondell Reed," said
10-25-2011, 05:25 PM #11
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. - RONDELL REED
Criminal charges: Second-degree murder and grand theft of a motor vehicle in the fatal shooting of James Malone, of Sebastian, on April 16, 2011.
Height: 5 feet, 11 inches
Weight: 180 pounds
Distinguishing marks: Numerous tattoos including insects, snake with a rose, pirate, rebel skeleton and woman’s face and body.
Home address: Lynn, Ind.
Background: He was jailed in Indian River County after being brought back from Indiana, where he crashed a stolen car while fleeing from police. The car allegedly was stolen from the scene of the fatal shooting in Sebastian.
The Sebastian shooting in April 2011 was about a year after he served a one-year sentence for prison escape in North Carolina.
Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_...#ixzz1bpacCFe1
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11-13-2011, 11:45 PM #12
Jail escapee Leviticus Taylor sentenced to life in prison for Vero Beach murder
VERO BEACH — Jail escapee Leviticus Taylor's next exit from the Indian River County Jail will be to state prison for life for first-degree murder during an armed burglary and robbery, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Taylor, 25, escaped from the Indian River County Jail on Oct. 26 to avoid Circuit Judge Robert Pegg's sentence in the 2009 murder-robbery of a 62-year-old man who was home alone at night in Vero Beach, according to court records
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