Madison Co. Jail Escapees Captured
Three Madison County detention officers have been fired in the wake of a double escape Wednesday night from the detention center. Investigators say Jonathan Motte and Joseph Norton hopped a fence in an outdoor rec area around 8 p.m. Wednesday night.
They were recaptured Thursday afternoon after a foot chase in Mars Hill. Both were awaiting trial on felony burglary charges. The jail they escaped from is a brand new state-of-the-art facility.
A news release from the sheriff's office says this escape has pointed out a security flaw in the jail's design. Deputies say the security fence needs to be re-designed to keep prisoners on an outside walkway from climbing out. They'll look at ways to fix the problem and say one new policy has already be put in place.