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December 19, 2013

FDLE arrests 6 in the inmate escape scheme

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Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey announced the arrest of six suspects in connection with the inmate escape scheme investigation.  The suspects, all current and former Department of Corrections inmates, are charged with a combined 37 individual crimes.

Nydeed Nashaddai, 48, Suwannee Correctional Institution, 2 counts conspiracy to commit escape, 2 counts principal to escape.

Jeffrey Forbes, 30, Florida State Prison, 1 count escape, forgery, uttering a forgery and conspiracy to commit escape.

Joseph Jenkins, 34, Union Correctional Institution, escape, principle to escape, 2 counts conspiracy to commit escape, 6 counts forgery, 6 counts uttering a forgery.

Charles Walker, 35, Florida State Prison, 1 count escape.

Willie Slater Jr., 36, Orange County Jail, 2 counts principal to escape, 2 counts conspiracy to commit escape, 4 counts uttering a forgery, 1 count tampering.

Terrance Goodman, 37, Panama City, Fla., 1 count harboring a fugitive, 2 counts conspiracy to commit escape. 

“FDLE investigators believe Nashaddai was the engineer of the scheme,” said FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey.  “He was the first to use it before passing his knowledge onto his fellow inmates.”

“The Department of Corrections takes very seriously its primary mission of protecting the safety of Florida’s families.   I’d like to express our deepest gratitude to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for its hard work and due diligence in apprehending these suspects,” said Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews.  “The Department continues to work closely with our partners in the courts and law enforcement to prevent fraudulent inmate releases, and we have moved forward to outline additional verification requirements, review modified release orders, and evaluate existing inmate law library procedures.”

The investigation shows Nashaddai taught and assisted Jenkins and Forbes in their escape attempts and Jenkins subsequent escape in Sept. 2013.  Jenkins forged release documents for inmate Walker who escaped in Oct. 2013.

Former inmate Slater helped on the outside ensuring the forged documents were delivered to the Orange County Clerk’s Office. 

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