Three inmates guilty of helping Chesapeake escapee

Posted at 8:36 AM, Oct 18, 2012

The Chesapeake inmates accused of helping another escape jail were in court today. 

Today, two of the inmates, Travis Christian and Thomas Evans, pled guilty. The third inmate, Michael Darnell pled not guilty. 

Darnell faced a judge today and was found guilty. 

Police say the men helped Clancy Starling escape from the Chesapeake City Jail by crawling under a barbed wire fence. 

All three inmates will be back in court for sentencing in January. They face a maximum of five years. 


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A fourth inmate- Keith Mcadoo was also accused in the crime.

Commonwealth attorneys were discussing a possible plea bargain with him in exchange for his testimony against the other three men.