Updated: One Of Three Wakulla Inmates Who Escaped Last Week Now In Custody

Nov 21, 2017

New details are emerging into Tuesday’s capture of Casey Martina, one of three Wakulla County inmates who escaped the local jail last week. He was caught in North Carolina.

 

4 p.m.

At around three Tuesday morning, Rowan County sheriff’s deputies arrested 25-year-old Martina.

After an anonymous tip was called in, authorities in North Carolina found the Wakulla County inmate sleeping on the couch of a mobile home.

In addition to facing charges as a fugitive, Martina is also charged with possessing a stolen vehicle. Deputies found him with keys in his pocket to a jeep registered in Virginia.

Martina along with 43-year-old Joel Cooper and 44-year-old Donald Cotterman escaped Friday through the ceiling of Wakulla County jail’s law library. Cooper and Cotterman are still at large.

Wakulla County Sheriff’s deputies are now in the process of extraditing Martina back to the Wakulla County Jail.

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11:30 a.m.

One of the three Wakulla County inmates who escaped the local jail last week is now in custody. He was captured in North Carolina.

As of around 11 a.m., the youngest of the three inmates—25-year-old Casey Martina—was in the custody of the law enforcement in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Wakulla County Sheriff’s deputies are now in the process of extraditing Martina back to the Wakulla County Jail.

The other two inmates are still at large. 43-year-old Joel Cooper and 44-year-old Donald Cotterman are considered dangerous. So, authorities are asking area residents to remain vigilant.

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