SEE IT: Pair Of Virginia Inmates Injured After Scaling Barbed-wire Fence In ‘amateur’ Jail Escape Attempt
A pair of Virginia inmates didn’t mend any fences in their failed prison escape.
Clayton Musselman, 28, and Frank Arthur, 35, were left injured and bloodied after their attempts to scale two razor wire fences at the Henrico County jail this week proved unsuccessful, the Richmond Times reported.
The pair broke away from a group of prisoners around 8 p.m. Tuesday and headed over to an outdoor recreation area at the facility in Kent County. They were caught on security camera propping up a long bench from the yard in an attempt to scale the fence.
Musselman and Arthur did create detailed drawings to help them execute their jailbreak, but left them behind the night they agreed to leave.
Deputies said the duo attempted to use their jackets as a buffer against the razor wire at the top of the fence, but ran out of time and energy to finish their scheme.
Henrico Deputy Anna Burton said the task certainly knocked the wind out of the pair and called their escape attempt “amateur.” She added that cameras in the recreation area almost immediately alerted officials to their activity.
“The cameras have motion sensors, so when one came on at (9 p.m.), it’s either a deer or something’s not right,” Burton told Fox 8.
Burton said she immediately alerted her supervisors about the escape attempt and locked down the facility. It didn’t matter much though — the pair were so tired by their efforts, they simply sat down and waited to be caught, according to the news station.
Arthur is behind bars awaiting trial on meth manufacturing charges while Musselman is serving a three-year sentence for grand larceny.
Officials are still investigating the escape, with more charges pending for both men. They added that they intend on making security changes to better handle similar escape efforts in the future.