Webster County Jail Escapees Indicted for Second-Degree Escape – Trial Dates Set

Dixon, Kentucky – Two men who escaped from Webster County Detention Center in December are now facing charges after being indicted by a grand jury on February 14th.

According to the grand jury, there was sufficient evidence against Tony Bojangles Elders and Jodie Eugene Crowley for their cases to proceed to Webster County Circuit Court. Both men have been charged with second-degree escape.

Last Thursday, Elders and Crowley were arraigned, with pretrial conference dates set for May 2nd.

The incident took place on December 17th when the two inmates walked away from the jail’s Restricted Custody Center at around 6:30 pm. Elders was quickly apprehended a few hours later by off-duty Sheriff Billy Braden, who spotted him walking along KY 132 West, just outside Dixon.

It took less than a week to locate Crowley after the sheriff’s office received a tip about his whereabouts. On December 22nd, he was found in an outbuilding at a Sebree residence in the early morning hours.

The escape of Elders and Crowley sparked concerns about the safety and security measures at Webster County Detention Center. Authorities are now evaluating and reviewing their protocols to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.

As the case progresses to Webster County Circuit Court, the spotlight will be on the legal proceedings and the potential consequences the two men may face for their actions. The community will be watching closely to see how justice is served in this case.

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