CARMI — One of two at-large escapees from the White County Jail was taken into custody without incident Friday night, according to Illinois State Police.
ISP confirmed in a news release Saturday that Zachery J. Shock, 24, of McLeansboro, was spotted walking down a Gallatin County rural road and arrested.
Shock is one of three inmates who escaped from the jail in Carmi by using a metal pipe to knock a hole in the masonry wall of the facility early June 16.
ISP reported police received a tip from a Gallatin County resident who spotted a person matching Shock's description in southern Gallatin County, and Illinois State Police, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department, Hardin County Sheriff’s Department, and Ridgway Police Department searched the area Friday night.
According to the news release, two ISP troopers saw Shock walking in the middle of Forest Road, two miles south of Equality, at 10:23 p.m and arrested him without incident. Police said that at the time of his arrest, Shock was armed with a loaded handgun.
Police took the first inmate, Justin Bray, 28, of Allendale, into custody the weekend of the escape in White County. A third escapee, Johnny Tipton, 61, of Campton, Kentucky, remains at large.
Shock was booked at the White County Jail on the escape warrant. He was originally in custody, awaiting trial on a murder charge.