Inmate's 'shank' found before he can escape

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