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Second Escaped Convict From Prison in Kentucky Recaptured in Indiana
Aired November 20, 2002 - 13:01 ET
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MARTIN SAVIDGE, CNN ANCHOR; A second escaped convict from a prison in Kentucky was recaptured today in Indiana. His partner was caught Sunday night in Kentucky. There is still no word on the fate of a woman the pair allegedly kidnapped. In Conway, South Carolina, Charles Molineaux is not far away from Conway, and he brings us now that story. What do you know?
CHARLES MOLINEAUX, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, I tell you what, martin, we've come up to North Carolina. We're in Shalotte, in Brunswick County, North Carolina, where investigators have been looking for, perhaps, some trace of Alice Donovan in the area. Police helicopters have been in the sky from South Carolina, including officials from Horry County, South Carolina, Brunswick County, South Carolina.
The state police have been looking around as well as investigators. Then been flying through the air as well as teams on the ground, trying to see what they can find in this area. Where we are is the area where Alice Donovan was kidnapped in Conway, South Carolina, and Raleigh, North Carolina, where they are believed to have used her ATM card. Chadrick Fulks was captured after trying to hold up a bank in Middlebury, Indiana. Now, Fulks is the one who on Monday night who led police on a high speed chase. That was in Marion, Ohio, north of Columbus. This entire case has been unraveling rather rapidly over the course of the past couple days, as we now have both suspects back in custody. Of course, the two of them, Chadrick Fulks and Brandon Bashom am broke out of a jail in western Kentucky, then they allegedly went up into Indiana, then back down to South Carolina, where Alice Donovan was kidnapped, and where another man was apparently shot at after he allegedly found them burglarizing a house.
Now Brandon Basham was captured on Sunday. He was captured in Asheville, Kentucky. According to the police, he was attempting a carjacking, and after shooting it out with the police, jumped into the Ohio River, and apparently got so cold he ultimately surrendered. He was in custody on Sunday night, although police actually did not know who he was until Monday, because he gave them a false I.D. They actually had to identify him with fingerprints. He was picked up Sunday, identified on Monday night.
And now we have Chadrick Fulks has been identified as the second man, also captured. He was captured in Middlebury, Indiana, according to police, after apparently trying to rob a bank. But the question still remains, Martin, where is Alice Donovan? And investigators say that time is not on their side in this one. They're very concerned about one scenario that is very grave,and that was as they look at what happened after these two escaped from the jail back in Kentucky, they are accused of carjacking a man, kidnapping him and leaving him tied to a tree. Now if anything like that happened and to Alice Donovan, the question becomes, what happened to her, how long has she been in the elements? She's not been heard from since.
And in this latest incident, the high speed chase back in Ohio, there was no indication that there was another person involved, meaning that apparently Chadrick Fulks was by himself. Again, the question, where is Alice Donovan? Not a real promising picture right now. We are in the sixth day after her kidnapping -- Martin.
SAVIDGE: All right, Charles, you're right. It's not optimistic, but we will stay in close touch with you, should you hear anything.
Thank you very much.
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