STUART, Fla. – Authorities in Florida have captured the last of 12 inmates who fled an Alabama county jail in a scheme involving peanut butter.
The Martin County Sheriff's Office announced on social media Tuesday night that deputies and the FBI captured Brady Kilpatrick, 24, at a home in the south end of the county.
Kilpatrick was being held in the Walker County jail on marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges when he and 11 other inmates escaped Sunday night.
Walker County Sheriff James Underwood said the inmates used peanut butter to change the numbers above a door and trick a new employee into opening another door that led outside. They then used their jail uniforms and blankets to climb over a razor wire-topped fence.
Kilpatrick was the only one to make it out of Alabama. The other inmates were captured within 12 hours of the escape.
Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said his department received a tip from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office that Kilpatrick could be hiding out in a home on Southeast Hobart Street.
Snyder said deputies and federal agents surrounded the home and took him into custody without incident.
The sheriff said two people who knew Kilpatrick drove to Alabama to pick him up. He said three others in the house were also arrested.
"He just picked the wrong county to come and hide out in," Snyder said.
The sheriff said Kilpatrick was cooperating with authorities. He was booked into the county jail.
"We've never had an escape from the Martin County jail and, I can tell you this, he's not getting peanut butter," Snyder said.
Martin County Sheriff William D. Snyder talks about the capture of 24-year old Brady Kilpatrick, the last of 12-fugitives who escaped from an Alabama jail over the weekend.Posted by Martin County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, August 1, 2017