Milwaukee Jail Escapee Is Captured
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ A convicted killer who escaped from a Milwaukee jail, allegedly with the help of his girlfriend, was captured in Chicago, authorities said Thursday.
Chicago police said they arrested DeCarlos Young, 24, Wednesday night after receiving an anonymous tip.
Young escaped from the Milwaukee County Jail on Dec. 6, allegedly with the help of girlfriend Albertina Jackson, authorities said.
Jail officials said the pair used a small plastic screwdriver with a special tip to remove the supposedly tamper-proof screws that held the window of a visiting booth.
Young went through the window, changed clothes, put on a wig and walked out with Jackson at the end of visiting hours, authorities said. Jackson, who authorities think smuggled in the screwdriver, wig and clothes, has been charged with aiding the escape.
Young was convicted in October of first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting death of LeHavre Buck, the son of a Milwaukee preacher, and had been scheduled for sentencing Thursday. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 65 years.