Two Fulton County Jail escapees captured, two still on the run

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UPDATE 6:55 p.m. — A second Fulton County jail escapee has been captured.

Jesse Davis, 34, was found in the Farmington area.

Two more suspects are still outstanding.

Anyone in the county who sees someone fitting the description of the other two is encouraged to call 911.

FIRST UPDATE: PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — One escapee of the Fulton County Jail has been captured, the Fulton County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency announced.

Eugene Roets, 22, was captured at an address in the Peoria area. The announcement was made on the department’s Facebook page at 4:30 p.m., and the other three suspects are still at large.

Fulton County Sheriff Jeff Standard says Roets was found after the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office, Peoria Police Department, and U.S. Marshall Task Force received a tip about his whereabouts.

Area law enforcement agencies are searching for the remaining three. Residents in the Farmington area are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings.

Anyone in the county who sees someone fitting the description of the other three is encouraged to call 911.

Sheriff Standard also says the deficiency that allowed the inmates to escape has been resolved.

ORIGINAL POST: LEWISTOWN, Ill. (WMBD) — Four inmates from the Fulton County Jail are now on the run after escaping Wednesday evening.

The inmates are:

  • 34-year-old Jesse R. Davis; Black male, 5’5″, 150 pounds, black hair and brown eyes.
  • 26-year-old Cody Villalobos; White male, 6’0″, 250 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.
  • 36-year-old Zachary J. Hart; White male, 6’6″, 170 pounds, brown hair and green eyes.
  • 22-year-old Eugene Roets, White male, 5’9″, 180 pounds, brown hair and green eyes.

According to court records, Davis has been charged with possession of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession of meth, and aggravated unlawful use of weapon charges. In March, records also show that he fled from police in Canton and was charged with aggravated reckless driving. His bond is set at $125,000.

The sheriff’s office has not commented yet on how the inmates escaped.

According to a press release faxed to WMBD, Zachary J. Hart is facing charges of aggravated domestic battery, home invasion, possession of a stolen debit card, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a weapon with no FOID, fleeing and eluding a police officer, obstructing justice, and failure to appear pay order DUI. His bond is set at $285,000.

Eugene Roets is facing charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property, possession of meth, possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a weapon with no FOID, criminal damage to State Supported Property, and aggravated battery, according to the release. Roets was sentenced to 7 years in state prison on May 15 and is awaiting transfer to IDOC.

Cody Villalobos is charged with possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, possession of a controlled substance, resisting/obstructing a peace officer, possession of a weapon by a felon, failure to appear on Pay Order – DUI, and possession of contraband in jail. His bond is set at $36,500.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents in Lewistown and surrounding communities to lock up their homes and vehicles.

If your vehicle is missing, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 309-547-2277. If you see the inmates, also contact the Sheriff’s Office or call 911.

Officials say you should not approach these offenders, they are considered armed and dangerous.

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