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Mother of escaped Walker County inmate arrested

Melinda Lefan was arrested Thursday for her role in her son's escape from the Walker County Jail. (abc3340.com)

A Walker County mother was arrested this week and booked into the same jail a dozen inmates, including her son escaped from in a plot involving peanut butter.

Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood confirmed to ABC 33/40 News that Melinda LeFan was arrested Thursday in connection to Brady Kilpatrick's escape from jail. The exact details of her role were not immediately available.

LeFan is not the first of Kilpatrick's family members arrested for their roles in his escape. Kilpatrick, the last inmate to be recaptured, eluded authorities for more than 48 hours. He was captured Tuesday more than 750 miles away at a house in south Florida. Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said Kirkpatrick admitted his sister and her fiancee drove him from Alabama to Florida in the hours after his escape. Both Kilpatrick's sister, fiancee and a family friend were arrested at the house where he was recaptured.

Kilaptrick is expected to be extradited back to Walker County sometime next week.



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