Fla. searching evidence in escaped inmate case


Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - State investigators are combing through thousands of phone calls and text messages that two convicted killers sent and received before they made their brief escape from a Florida prison.

It's just one part of an unfolding investigation that could soon yield arrests said Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey on Monday.

Bailey gave an update to a state Senate panel that was looking into how Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker were able to be released from prison using forged documents. The two killers were recaptured earlier this month.

Bailey said the investigation so far showed that the men had gotten hold of a cellphone while in jail. He also told senators that authorities were analyzing computers and printers the two inmates accessed while serving at a Panhandle prison.