ALBANY, Ore. - Authorities thwarted the potential escape of a Linn County Jail inmate after discovering a handmade weapon during an inspection.
Deputies found the weapon in the jail cell of Josh Shaddon, 33, who has been in the Linn County Jail following the murder of his mother, Arlis 'Gerlene' Thorne, in Brownsville on October 23, 2009. Shaddon is also charged with attempted assault of his stepfather.
Sheriff Tim Mueller of Linn County said Shaddon tried to fashion his ticket to freedom out of a standard inmate hair comb. More PrisonerPal.com True Crime Today Magazine Subscriptions for Prisoners since 1975