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3 Inmates Escape in Richmond County

Posted March 17, 2008

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— Corrections and law-enforcement officers in Richmond County were searching Monday for three inmates who escaped Sunday night from a minimum-security unit at Morrison Correctional Institution.

The three inmates were missing at an 11 p.m. count and were believed to have escaped the facility by scaling a razor wire fence. All three were serving sentences for non-violent property or drug crimes.

The inmates are:

  • Justin Shepard, 21, serving eight to 10 months for larceny and possession of stolen goods
  • Christopher Tadlock, 22, serving approximately 2½ years for larceny and breaking and entering vehicles
  • Jeffrey Winstead, 21, serving 13-16 months for attempted drug trafficking

Anyone who has seen the inmates or has information on their whereabouts is asked to call Morrison Correctional Institution at 910-281-3161.

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  • nathanius Mar 17, 2008

    So you think prison should be a festive place? Time to stop coddling prisoners. If prison is a good experience, people will reoffend. Looks like your friend/family member is going back anyways. There are alot of good hearted people in prison, or I am sure that's what you would have us believe.

  • we-r-just-human Mar 17, 2008

    sweetlilmama06 I really hope your age does not consist of 2006, because you sound like a 2 year old. when we stop blaming a "hard" life on the reason we do a crime then we can stop some of this mess. Their is ALWAYS a way to make things work woithout commiting a crime and you talk about being a "real man" and being in jail you weren't raise right. Sorry about that.

    These folks that go to jail over protecting their family or property is being a "real man" not some punk wanting to steal. I know that people can be smart and still commit a crime... we call these people STUPID "END OF STORY"

  • sweetlilmama06 Mar 17, 2008

    WHOA WHOA IM NOT SAYING THEY SHOULDNT BE HELD FOR THEIR ACTIONS..BUT DONT BE ON HERE RUNNING YOUR MOUTH WHEN **YOU DONT KNOW THE SITUATION..BECAUSE NEITHER YOU NOR THE OTHER INGNORANT ONE KNOWS **THE SITUATION**..AND ONE OF THEM IS A GOOD GUY..HE'S GOT A GOOD HEART..HAVE YOU NEVER HEARD OF -MISTAKES-??OR ARE YOU TOO PERFECT FOR THAT??OH MY GOD..YOU PEOPLE ACT LIKE IM SAYING JUST BECAUSE HE'S MY FAMILY..THE RULES DONT APPLY TO HIM...IF YOU DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT MY POINT IS..DONT BE IGNORANT ENOUGH TO COMMENT ON IT OK??DANG!!!

  • nathanius Mar 17, 2008

    THESE GUYS BROKE OUT OF PRISON!!!!!!!! That speaks oodles about their character. Don't try to come off like these are good guys. Larceny and drug charges are serious. I bet the people they stole from want them behind bars. Sweetlilmama06 & Pimpofall because you personally know them does'nt mean they should escape punishment. WOW!

  • sweetlilmama06 Mar 17, 2008

    FIRST OFF MAMA81..LIKE I SAID BEFORE I REALLY HOPE THE 81 DOESNT MEAN THE YEAR YOU WERE BORN BECAUSE IF SO YOU ARE ONE IMMATURE WOMAN..IF THATS WHAT YOU ARE!!!!-MY FAMILY-..WHICH DOES HAPPEN TO BE ONE OF THE IMMATES DID WORK AND HAD A LIFE...YES HE DID DO STUFF TO PUT HIM IN JAIL..AND HE HAS SERVED MOST OF HIS TIME..BUT I CAN SAY THAT I WOULD LOVE THE CHANCE TO SEE YOU IN THERE AND STICK IT OUT "LIKE A REAL MAN" COULD..YOU KNOW NOTHING AND SOUND VERY IGNORANT AND UNEDUCATED AND LETS NOT FORGET IMMATURE TO KEEP POSTING COMMENTS ON MINE AND BASHING THESE MEN.YOU ARE NOT IN THEIR SHOES AND **DO NOT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE SITUATION**..ALL YOU KNOW IS WHAT YOU READ AND WHAT THAT TV OF YOURS WANTS YOU TO HEAR AND BELIEVE.IF IT WAS YOUR FAMILY IM SURE YOU WOULD BE DEFENDING THEM TOO INSTEAD OF INSULTING THEM RIGHT?SO WHY DONT *YOU* GET BACK TO WORK OR WHATEVER IT IS YOU'RE DOING AND BE QUIET ABOUT IT ALL..SINCE YOU SEEM TO THINK YOUR BETTER THAN PEOPLE WHO DONT HAVE A JOB OR A LIFE AS YOU SAY

  • Why Is My Slim Physique Envied Mar 17, 2008

    IF YOU CAN'T DO THE TIME THEN DON'T DO THE CRIME. Here's a suggestion, take your bum to work and make a honest living then your life and sexuality won't be threatened behind bars. LOL, wasn't this a minimum security prison? Hate to see what they would do if they were imprisoned in Central, probably would have tried to commit suicide. FYI, stop trying to be a thug if you can't deal with the punishment. SWEETMAMA get a life and tell your fam to do their time like real men. Bail out of a year sentence now the courts are going to add five more for the escape...makes sense to me!

  • SingleLensReflex.SLR Mar 17, 2008

    sweetlilmama ... don't worry about the jerks. My guess is that the people around them don't listen to them anymore so they use this internet chat option to be able to hear themselves spew ugly opinions. Positive reasonable people look for options and ways to help, and you sound like that kind of person to me.

  • Grumpy-Not Mar 17, 2008

    Sweet , No I do not know these individuals or their situation. I can not imagine that it is an easy life in jail. But it was the decisions of the young men involved that put them there. It looks to me like the decisions that they are continuing to make are not that great either.

  • sweetlilmama06 Mar 17, 2008

    If these "inmates" were yall's family..you would be defending their names also.They werent in there for violence or rape or murder..it was petty stuff..yes it was wrong of them to do what they did..but either way..none of you know their situations and are very ignorant to try and comment on a situation YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT!!!!!So you get on here and type your two cents but it makes no difference...whats done is done and it cant be changed.

  • pimpofall920 Mar 17, 2008

    sweetlilmama i agree with you. people always have something to say about everything. i also can speak for one individual who is not dumb. if you dont know someone why do you feel the need to put them down. this is my family that im defending and i DO know what is going on and why. normal people defend their family no matter what. so all you people sitting in front of your screens passing judgement on things you know nothing about you really should find something positive to do with your time other than making hateful comments about total strangers. this is my family your talking about so we would appreciate it if all you perfect do gooders would keep your comments to yourself

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