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Search Continues For Escapees The SALEM, V§. (AP)-Roanok» County authorities continued their mrch today for two of 11 inmate who escaped Friday night from th« county Jail after the pair escaped from what authorities authorities thought was a trap. Still at large after a chase and an exchange of gunfire Saturday Saturday night in the Hanging Rock area were Thomas William William Robinson, 21, and James L. Thomas, .31, both of Roanoke. Roanoke. A spokesman for the sheriff's department said the two were spotted by two deputies who chased them on foot and exchanged exchanged shots with them. One of the escapees was believed to have been hit, but none of the officers who converged on the area was hurt. The two and nine other inmates inmates escaped Friday night after a prisoner pulled a knife on jailer Jim Suit, who said the inmate "put it right to my neck" as he was taking a television television set into the area in which the inmates were held, Both the escape and a disturbance disturbance that erupted during the Saturday evening meal were blamed by Commonwealth's Commonwealth's Atty. John Lampros Lampros on overcrowded conditions at the 50-year-old facility. The prosecutor said the -condition -condition was the result of the state's failure to remove sentenced sentenced inmates to the State Penitentiary and other state facilities. facilities. Lampros said there were 31 inmates in the jail at the time of the escape. He said the jail originally was designed to hold only 14 persons and had a maximum maximum capacity of 28. Seven of the escapees were recaptured within a short time after the break and two more were taken into custody without resistance at an abandoned house Saturday night--Nelson Bradford, 36, of Baltimore, anU Jerry Reeves, 42, of Galax. Police said they also recovered recovered a 38-caliber revolver believed believed taken during the escape. Suit's revolver, which was in a locked drawer in which it had been placed according to jail routine, and another knife were taken at the time of the break, Sheriff O.S. Foster said. No one was hit during an exchange of gunfire as the escape occurred. Inmates began throwing plates and food during the Saturday Saturday evening meal, police said, and one inmate set his mattress afire about an hour after guards ordered the men back to their cells. The resulting smoke necessitated necessitated treatment of three inmates inmates for inhalation, but there were no injuries, police said. Importance Of Being Alone Discussed By Sociologist By President Warren annual Mass" in the the heard preach "directly said is a mankind, -Pope bicycling activity. He with exercised and The thousands gathered

Clipped from The Bee27 Jan 1975, MonPage 3

The Bee (Danville, Virginia)27 Jan 1975, MonPage 3
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