Official: 2 Fla. prisoners captured by authorities

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
The head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement says authorities have captured the two prisoners who were released by phony documents.

This undated combo of photos provided by the Florida Department. of Corrections shows Joseph Jenkins, left and Charles Walker. Walker and Joseph Jenkins were mistakenly released from prison in Franklin County, Fla., in late September and early October. According to authorities, the the two convicted murderers were released with forged documents. A manhunt is under way for the two men. (AP Photo/Florida Department. of Corrections)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement says authorities have captured the two prisoners who were released by phony documents.

Commissioner Gerald Bailey said Saturday night that Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker were taken into custody together at a motel in Panama City Beach. Authorities say they were taken into custody about 6:40 p.m. at the Coconut Grove Motor Inn without incident.

The men were mistakenly released within the last month.

Bailey did not immediately release any other details.


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