UPDATE: Prison Escapee Arrested
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis police tell KMOX that 31-year-old Lorenzo Pollard, the man who escaped late Friday night from the St. Louis City medium security jail facility commonly known as the Workhouse, has been arrested.
Lieutenant Scott Boyher said police had tracked Pollard down to a location in North St. Louis soon after his escape and moved in for the arrest Sunday night.
“[A] special operations group had the area at 21st and Branch under surveillance, spotted Lorenzo Pollard at that location and he was arrested without incident,” Boyher said.
“At the time of the arrest he maintained that [Lorenzo Pollard] was not his name. However, with the tattoos and scars on his body we were able to identify him.”
Pollard was also in possession of cocaine at the time of the arrest, according to Boyher.
Our previous story:
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Police are on the hunt for a man who escaped late Friday night from the St. Louis City medium security jail facility, commonly known as the Workhouse.
31-year-old Lorenzo Pollard scaled at least two razor-fire fences, according to initial reports from the scene, and was wearing a maroon, two-piece jail-issued jumpsuit.
Pollard was in custody for theft, stealing, resisting arrest and property damage, police reported. He is said to be 5’6″ and to weigh 180 pounds.
The Workhouse is located at 7600 Hall Street in St. Louis and has been the site of previous prisoner escapes.
A 29-year-old walked out of the Workhouse in July, two violent inmates escaped last year and an escape-in-progress was interrupted at the downtown Justice Center in April.
Before Friday’s escape had even happened, KMOX News had learned that Corrections Commissioner Gene Stubblefield had been put on forced leave.
The Mayor’s office plans an internal investigation into both the jail breaks and potential timesheet discrepancies.
A spokeswoman for the Mayor’s office declined comment.
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