Ex-officer pleads guilty to helping inmate escape


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former correctional officer has been sentenced to 20 days in jail after pleading guilty to helping an inmate escape after developing an inappropriate relationship.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Destiny Harris, 23, pleaded guilty Monday to aiding Rashad Williams’ escape from Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center last year. Williams and a second prisoner, Jabar Taylor, were the first inmates to break out of the center in 20 years.

According to evidence, the pair overpowered a security employee, cut a hole in a fence and were driven away by a waiting car. They were captured 12 days later in Michigan.

Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney Stacey Davenport says Harris told Williams’ brother where to pick up Williams, but cooperated when questioned.

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