Escaped inmates captured

Published 12:44 pm Saturday, July 30, 2005

By Staff
Prattville police respond to tip
Two inmates who walked off their job sites two weeks ago were apprehended Thursday in Prattville, Ala. The third escapee was discovered in Sylacauga and arrested on July 20.
At approximately 3 a.m. on
Thursday, Myron Paul Reese, 30, and Frederick D. Graves, 32, were arrested in the Malone Court Apartments by Prattville Police and U.S. Marshals.
According to Sheriff Grover Smith, a witness who recognized the faces of the men through news accounts, notified the tip line at the Prattville Police Department on Wednesday night.
According to a release from the U.S. Marshal Service, Prattville police observed Reese leave the apartments, and Smith said Reese had a female passenger in the car. The police were able to arrest Reese during a routine traffic stop.
Smith said that nobody was hurt in the incident and it was a smooth operation.
Prior to his escape, Graves was convicted on drug trafficking charges and was sentenced to serve 14 years in federal prison. He was awaiting transfer to federal prison at the time of his escape.
According to the news release, Graves was taken to the U.S. Marshals office in Montgomery where he will have his initial appearance before a Federal Magistrate Judge. Graves faces an additional sentence of five years if convicted of the escape charge.
Reese had been tasked with cleaning up at the jail and walked away from his post. Prior to his escape, he was being held in the Escambia County Detention Center for burglary, first degree.
A third inmate, Joseph F. Berry, Jr., 30, was arrested last week by the Sylacauga Police Department. They were responding to a burglary call on 28 Martin Luther King Dr. Berry provided false information to the police and was taken in as a suspect. He was charged with giving false information.

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