Jail breaks: A look back at Rockhampton's recent escapees

YESTERDAY'S jail break is the fourth escape to happen at the Capricornia Correctional Centre in the past 12 months.

As of 7am today, police were still searching for Jermaine Lee Anderson and Brian Illington Trent Tapim, who escaped the prison overnight Saturday 27-28.

L-R Jermain Lee Anderson: Brian Illington Trent Tapim have escaped from the Capricorn Correction Centre Farm near Rockhampton.
L-R Jermain Lee Anderson: Brian Illington Trent Tapim have escaped from the Capricorn Correction Centre Farm near Rockhampton.

Last February, Adrian Boughton escaped from the facility's Low Security Prison Farm, leaving authorities to begin a manhunt.

He broke out in the early hours of a Monday morning and had been missing for the 7.30am headcount.

Rockhampton Police received a call at 10pm that night saying the escapee wished to hand himself in.

A Glendale resident contacted police to say the escapee was located at the front of their address, wishing to surrender.

Defence lawyer, Bryce Younger said Boughton's depression and anxiety had led to him making his escape from the prison.

He was serving time for robbery with violence.

Boughton was sentenced to seven years in prison for escaping lawful custody.

 

The Capricornia Correctional Centre.
The Capricornia Correctional Centre. Allan Reinikka ROK010917aprison9

In May last year, Aaron Woods and Ryan Miller also escaped from the farm facility at the correctional centre early one Saturday morning.

Woods was convicted in 2015 for a violent attack on an elderly lady and breaking into her house.

They were caught in Brisbane on May 28.

A 44-year-old man was quickly found after he made a runner from the low-security farm facility about 2.30pm.

He jumped a small boundary fence and ran along Etna Creek Rd before reaching the Bruce Hwy.

It took minutes for the the prisoner to be re-captured by the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) dog squad.

Police said he was charged with escaping lawful custody and issued with a notice to appear in court.

The community was notified on the situation through SMS notifications.

Around this time, a man wearing green clothing reportedly tried to jump on a passing vehicle near the turn-off to the prison at Etna Creek.


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