Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock says Joel Vermillion, who was one of two escaped inmates captured Monday afternoon, has admitted to carjacking a woman Monday morning at a gas station in southwest Little Rock.
Little Rock police responded to the scene around 6:59 a.m.
The 51-year-old victim told police she stopped at a gas station in the 1200 block of South University Avenue to purchase fuel when she was approached by one of the escapees.
The victim said the man acted as if he had a weapon, and “asked her several times if she wanted to live,” the police report states.
The victim said the man then grabbed her, and at one point during the struggle, threw her to the ground, which caused her to hit her head on the concrete.
The man then entered the vehicle and drove away, the police report states.
Police said the woman was taken to the St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center emergency room by her husband where she was treated for lacerations to the back of her head and a possible fracture to her lower back.
Stacy Wilson and Vermillion were located in the stolen vehicle around 1 p.m. Monday in Mayflower.
Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to stop and proceeded to lead multiple units on a pursuit, which deputies estimated reached speeds of 70 mph, on Arkansas 365 into Conway.
Wilson and Vermillion surrendered to authorities, without incident, after pulling into Duncan Outdoors on Dave Ward Drive.
Jonathan Jackson, 24, of Greenbrier, the third and final escaped Faulkner County inmate, was captured by U.S. Marshals on Tuesday morning at an Oklahoma City motel. Jackson evaded police capture for almost three days.
The trio, all arrested for various drug and theft charges, escaped from the county jail, located at 500 S. German Lane, around 2:30 p.m. Saturday by pulling back a fence in the recreation yard. The inmates proceeded to jump a barbwire fence and steal a white Chevrolet Lumina, which was parked at a nearby business.
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