ORLANDO, Fla. — Two escaped murderers in Florida registered as felons at the Orange County jail after authorities say they were mistakenly released from prison based on forged court documents.
According to criminal history records, Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker registered as felons three days after they were freed. Both had been serving life sentences, but forged documents duped prison officials and the court system.
Jail spokesman Allen Moore says the men filled out paperwork and were fingerprinted at the jail, which is not far from the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office, state law enforcement and prison officials are now searching for the men.
Jenkins was released from a Franklin County prison on Sept. 27 and Walker was released Oct. 8.