Surveillance footage shows the moment 2 inmates escape jail by hiding in trash cans

Louisville Metro Department of CorrectionsJustin Stumler, 27 (left), and Jeremy Hunt, 38 (right), escaped from the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections on Saturday by sneaking out of the building in trash cans.
  • Two inmates escaped from the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections on Saturday by hiding in trash cans.
  • Justin Stumler, 27, and Jeremy Hunt, 38, were both captured by Monday.
  • Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton said it looked like the escape was a “coordinated event.”

Two inmates took a note from Little Orphan Annie’s book when they escaped a Louisville, Kentucky jail over the weekend by hiding in trash cans.

But 27-year-old Justin Stumler and 38-year-old Jeremy Hunt didn’t make it far. Both men were captured and back in jail by Monday.

Surveillance footage released by local authorities shows the moment the two men sneaked out of the jail Saturday night by hiding in trash cans that were pushed out into a loading bay by another inmate.

The two men are then seen changing out of their orange prison jumpsuits and running out onto the street.

A citizen witnessed the men escape and notified authorities, who conducted a head count in the jail kitchens and discovered that Stumler and Hunt were missing.

The two men lasted just two days on the run.

Louisville Metro Police detectives arrested Stumler on Monday morning when they learned he was planning to meet a family member at a McDonald’s, according to an arrest slip seen by the Courier-Journal.

Trash can 1LMDCLocal authorities released surveillance footage of the two men escaping from trash cans Saturday night.

Hunt was captured later that afternoon, after he led police on a brief car chase and got into an accident.

He and two others were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Stumler and Hunt are now facing charges of escaping custody. Stumler has also been accused of committing a burglary while he was out.

Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton said a “breakdown in basic security” protocols by staff allowed the two men to escape, and said it appeared to be a “coordinated effort.”

ESCAPED INMATE CAPTURELMPDStumler is seen being taken into custody Monday morning.
Escaped inmate crashWDRBHunt was taken back into custody after leading cops on a chase that ended in a car crash.

“That made me sick,” Bolton said of the video of the escape, according to WDRB. “When it could have been prevented with security 101, that’s upsetting.”

Two Metro Corrections officers have been reassigned pending an internal investigation, while three other inmates have been charged with helping to facilitate the escape.

Stumler was initially booked into jail on August 27 for charges of motor vehicle theft, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, felony drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hunt was booked into jail on June 28 on multiple felony burglary charges.

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