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Suspect dead and 2 deputies shot in California following dispute over marijuana

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By David Rind

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock/Thinkstock(OREGON HOUSE, Calif.) — A man suspected of shooting two deputies in a remote location in California’s Central Valley is dead, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed.

The deputies were following up on a call on Tuesday afternoon about an agitated man who was allegedly pulling marijuana plants from the ground in the garden of a rural Rastafarian church, police said. One of the deputies was shot multiple times, police said.

Two deputies arrived on the scene and chased the suspect on foot before losing sight of him, police said. A third deputy arrived and searched a home in which he believed the suspect to be hiding, which is where the shootings took place, police said.

The suspect was found dead inside of the home, police said. His name has not been released at this time.

The two deputies were airlifted from the scene for treatment, and are in serious condition, the sheriff’s department said. One of the deputies has undergone surgery, and the other remains in surgery, the department added.

The names of the deputies will be released after they have been connected with their families, according to the sheriff’s department.

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Last of 12 escaped Alabama inmates has been captured

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Gatsi/iStock/Thinkstock(JASPER, Ala.) — The final escapee of the dozen Alabama inmates who fled the Walker County Jail this weekend has been captured.

Brady Andrew Kilpatrick, 24, was captured on Tuesday, according to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.

The 12 inmates had cooked up a plot to hoodwink a new employee at the jail, using peanut butter to trick the staffer into opening an alternate door over the weekend, Walker County Sheriff James
Underwood said at a news conference Monday afternoon.

Underwood said a recent hire at the jail was in the control room keeping count of inmates when they asked to have a door opened. But the inmates had used peanut butter from jailhouse sandwiches to
trick the staffer.

“They had changed the number over the door with peanut butter, they hollered, ‘hey, open the door…,’ but that door number was the outside door, and unbeknowingly to him, he hit that lock and out
the door they went,” Underwood said.

Eleven of the inmates were caught as of Monday including the two most serious offenders, the sheriff said.

The jail in Jasper is about 40 miles northwest of Birmingham, authorities said. Kilpatrick was in jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and
possession of marijuana, authorities said.

Underwood said during the escape the inmates threw blankets over a razor wire fence so they could climb over.

No citizens or employees have been injured during the escape, but two of the inmates were hurt while fleeing the jail, and one is in the hospital, Underwood said.

The inmates took advantage of a young employee who had not been working there very long and the employee, who was keeping track of 150 inmates at the time, “made a mistake,” Underwood said.

“He should have been more cautious about it,” he said.

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