Jail Inmate Fails Escape After Scaling Fence and Getting Stuck

Jail Inmate Fails Escape After Scaling Fence and Getting Stuck

Baxter County jail inmate scaled the chain link fence all the way to the top and became entangled in the razor wire at the top of the fence while attempting to escape.

Baxter County jail inmate, Cody Watkins scaled the chain link fence all the way to the top and became entangled in the razor wire at the top of the fence while attempting to escape.

Watkins has been charged with attempted escape after he scaled the fence around the outside recreation yard at the Detention Center Friday evening at around 7 p.m.

Cody Wayne Watkins, 25, of Missouri, was already incarcerated awaiting trial following his arrest on February 28th by the Mountain Home Police Department.

He was arrested on charges of felony fleeing in a vehicle and other crimes. 

Watkins had been housed in the “C Pod” at the Detention Center. He was allowed out into the recreation yard with other inmates for the standard one hour period.

While on recreation yard call, Watkins scaled the chain link fence all the way to the top and became entangled in the razor wire at the top of the fence and sustained cuts and injuries. 

He was later taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center for treatment and will be returned to the Detention Center afterwards. 

Watkins is being charged additionally with a Criminal Attempt to commit escape in the Third Degree.

He will be held on this charge in lieu of $100,000 bond pending an appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court on March 20th.

Page: [[$index + 1]]
comments powered by Disqus