BREAK FAST! Inmate's Escape From Jail! [Caught On Video]
Published on July 8, 2011
In the video, Trent Archie and another inmate are seen using phones around 3 a.m. on June 28. As the inmates use the phones, two jailers -- a male and a female -- are observing them from a booking area, behind a pane of glass. The inmates stayed on the phones for about 22 minutes, with their heads down the entire time. Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae says that was all part of their plan. In fact, the second inmate wasn't even talking to anyone. McRae said Archie and the other inmate were waiting for a staged fight, so they could break out of the jail. The men knew the jailers would open a door to the secured area to break up the fight. When they did, Archie and the inmate can be seen barging into the booking area where the guards were sitting. They scuffle with the jailers, and after about a minute, Archie makes it through another door, runs to a getaway car and escapes. He was caught three days later in Houston. The second inmate didn't make it out of the jail.