Six More Years For Pike County Jail Escapee
(BOWLING GREEN)--The fourth of five men charged with breaking out of the Pike County Jail last September is sentenced to another six years in prison.
Jason Darnell of Louisiana pleaded guilty Tuesday to escape, damage to jail property and theft. He’ll serve the sentence consecutively with the four-year term he recently got for failure to register as a sex offender.
Three other men have been sent to prison for their part in the jailbreak. A fifth suspect, William Wilkerson, is awaiting trial later this year after a new judge was appointed.
Meanwhile, a suspect charged with being the wheelman in the September 2012 jailbreak is getting a new trial date.
Tordale Chatman of Louisiana is accused of three felony counts of hindering prosecution for allegedly driving three of the jailbreak suspects to Louisiana on the night of the incident. Chatman originally was to have faced a jury on June Sixth. The trial was moved Tuesday to July 25.