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Inmates identified as Levontaye Ellington, Travis Baker, Maurice Robertson and Jacquiez Williams, who are serving time in Holmes-Humphreys County Correctional Facility in Lexington, reportedly broke out of jail on Tuesday by jumping over a fence, burglarized a bargain store — and then broke back in and returned to their cells, according to a report.
NewYork Times reports that after the theft, the men walked less than a mile to a Dollar General chain store after closing and swiped anything they could grab.
“They stole cigarettes, cigarette lighters, phones and just items they felt they could sell in jail,” Lexington Police Chief Robert Kirklin said.
But rather than extend their newfound freedom, the foursome inexplicably snuck back into the jail, undetected, baffling police.
“You’re already in jail, but you want to break out and break back in?” the chief said. “That is just something. I heard it all.”
“Just looking at the type of clothing they had on and just one of the bags they had put some of the merchandise in,” police were able to pin the inmates to the crime, Kirklin said. The inmates were charged with commercial burglary.