Two Escaped Florida Murderers Captured


PANAMA CITY, Florida -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with the U.S. Marshall's Service, arrested escaped inmates Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, both 34, who were serving life without the possibility of parole on murder convictions from Orange County, Florida. 

The fugitives were found at the Coconut Grove Motor Inn located at 9725 Front Beach Road in Panama City around 6:40 p.m. on Saturday and apprehended without incident. 

The men had escaped from Florida's Franklin Correctional Institution after the Department of Corrections received fraudulent release documents from the Clerk of Court. 

"We at the Orange County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the citizens of Orange County and those statewide for their assistance in this investigation which sought to locate escaped inmates Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker," said Sheriff Jerry Jennings in statement.  "I would also personally like to thank all personnel in this multi-jurisdictional effort who joined together to apprehend these individuals, the fact that they are back in custody is indeed good news.”

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