INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Indian River County Sheriff Daryl Loar has revealed new information concerning the nationwide manhunt for an escaped Indian River County Jail inmate.
The sheriff provided new details describing a specific timeline for Rondell Reed and his cellmate Leviticus Taylor the night of the escape.
Sheriff Loar stressed Wednesday at a press conference the number one priority of this manhunt is capturing Reed who is still on the run. The number two priority is handling the internal affairs issues that may have manifested because of this escape.
Loar's timeline starts early Monday morning. "At 12:30 a.m. on the morning of the 24th, we know inmate Taylor had a face-to-face discussion with one of our deputies," Loar said.
Twelve minutes later, he said, jail video shows shadows near the outside fence.
He said within the next three hours, three bed checks were conducted by jail personnel, and nothing out of the ordinary was reported. That is, until 4:30 a.m.
At that hour, a nurse was supposed to give Reed medicine. But Reed was gone, and so was Taylor.
It appears they used makeshift dummies to look like their bodies -- made up of books, paper and other items.
Sheriff Loar said two women -- charged with aiding Taylor -- were stopped by Stuart police around 3 a.m. with what he suspects now was Taylor in the backseat.