Prisoner uses bed sheets in escape, falls when knot slips

Two inmates at a Louisville jail facility could have used a course in knot-tying when they plotted an escape using bed sheets.
The men escaped to the roof of a minimum-security building Monday night, and used a rope made of bed sheets to climb down about four floors. Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton says 29-year-old Matthew Johnson was climbing down when a knot on the sheets came loose, dropping him about 20 feet.
Police learned of the escape around 9 p.m., when a hospital worker saw Johnson climbing down.
A second inmate, 37-year-old Christopher Cornelius, didn’t risk the climb and was found hiding on the roof.
Johnson was found hiding in a car early Tuesday morning. He injured his ankle and back and remained hospitalized Tuesday.
Both men were in jail on drug charges.

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