The East St. Louis Police Department is currently investigating how a dangerous convict managed to escape from an armored transport. According to the detectives, the 33-year-old inmate fled after the security company employee who was guarding his drove to an East St. Louis hotel where he fell asleep.
Dangerous Convict Stole Satchel with Cash and Cell Phone from Hotel Room
An East St. Louis Police Department Spokesperson declared that a private security company employee had been fired and under investigation following an event which occurred on Sunday.
According to the spokesperson, Lamont Henderson was appointed to pick up two convicts from an Oklahoma county jail and transport them to Illinois. However, while on the road, Henderson decided to deviate from the course, and to take the scenic route.
Several hours later, the security company employee stopped his vehicle in front of an East St. Louis casino, where he checked himself and his charges into the establishment’s hotel.
The hotel’s receptionist told the authorities that Henderson and two men, one of them being 33-year-old Briand Jordan, a dangerous inmate, checked in at approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Come morning, Henderson woke up to find the dangerous convict missing and his cell phone nowhere in sight. The security company employee told the authorities that he took all the necessary precautions when the checked into the hotel and explained that the course deviation was mandatory as he was scheduled to meet a supervisor on Monday morning.
However, the East St. Louis authorities are skeptical regarding Henderson’s claims. The surveillance camera outside the hotel captured the dangerous convict making a run with something that looked like a satchel.
During his police interview, Henderson admitted that Jordan ran off with his service cellphone and a leather satchel that contained approximately $5000.
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