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Attorney says he informed jail stff about inmate escape

Convict Todd Wayne Boyes, 44 of Caldwell, Ohio, escaped the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston, West Virginia

The attorney to a jail inmate in West Virginia reportedly informed jail staff that a man had fled the premises the day of the incident, according to a new report.

Early Wednesday morning, convict Todd Wayne Boyes, 44 of Caldwell, Ohio, escaped the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston, and has yet to be located.

Officials at the jail have alleged they were not aware that the accused attempted murder suspect had gone missing at the time, in a shocking new twist to the story.

Attorney Kevin Davis said he entered the jail that afternoon after his client told him he had an urgent matter he needed to discuss, according to WSAZ.

Davis’ client then informed him that ‘someone named Todd who had his fingers blown off had somehow gotten civilian clothes and escaped,’ the newspaper reported.

The day after the inmate went missing the jail had not taken action on the matter, Davis’ client informed him. That’s when police were informed. 

Officials at the jail have alleged they were not aware that the accused attempted murder suspect had gone missing at the time. Boyes left the jail wearing khaki pants and a dark shirt

Officials at the jail have alleged they were not aware that the accused attempted murder suspect had gone missing at the time. Boyes left the jail wearing khaki pants and a dark shirt

In a surveillance photo from instead the jail, Boyes was shown wearing a dark-colored long sleeve shirt and khaki pants – which police said he obtained from an unknown source.

The Department of Military Affairs & Public Safety released a statement this week on the matter.

‘Officials at both the Regional Jail Authority and the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety consider the incident to be a grave and unacceptable breach of their core duty to protect their fellow West Virginians. 

‘We intend to address the episode and the results of the ongoing investigation with the utmost seriousness.’

One inmate's attorney, Kevin Davis, said he entered the jail that afternoon after his client told him he had an urgent matter he needed to discuss. That's when he informed Davis that Boyes had escaped

One inmate’s attorney, Kevin Davis, said he entered the jail that afternoon after his client told him he had an urgent matter he needed to discuss. That’s when he informed Davis that Boyes had escaped

The inmate was set to be sentenced Friday after he pleaded guilty in late September to the attempted murder of a police offer.

Boyes stole the officer’s vehicle, fled the scene of the arrest and caused bodily injury to the cop, who was seeking Boyes for carjacking cars.  

According to a Public Safety Notification by Metro 911, the inmate stands 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 220 pounds.

Police said the public should consider Boyes ‘armed and dangerous’ as precaution.

‘We intend to address the episode and the results of the ongoing investigation with the utmost seriousness,’ authorities said.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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