‘Massive Manhunt’ After Inmates Break Out Jail In Southern Illinois

Posted at 7:47 AM, Jun 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-17 07:47:20-04

WHITE COUNTY, Ill. (WFIE) — Authorities continue to search for two of three inmates who escaped from a jail in southern Illinois.

WFIE reports here that authorities say one escaped inmate has been captured.

Officials say 28-year-old Justin Bray was caught and while a "massive manhunt" remained underway for the other two.

According to the White County Sheriff’s Office, three inmates managed to break out of the jail around 3 a.m. Saturday.

The two remaining escaped inmates are Zachery Shock, 24, of McLeansboro, Illinois; and Johnny Tipton, 61, of Elizabethtown, Illinois.

Shock has brown hair, blue eyes, stands 5-foot-10 and weighs 175 pounds. Shock is charged with murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.

Tipton has gray hair, blue eyes, stands 5-foot-9 and weighs 200 pounds. He is charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

White County Sheriff’s Office says a pipe was used to break part of the outside concrete block and brick wall, creating a hole for the men to go through.

After making their way through the wall, the three men were spotted on surveillance video running down an alley.

Anyone with information regarding the location of these three men is asked to contact the sheriff’s office, 618-382-5321.