The second of two inmates who broke out of a Missouri jail last month has been arrested in New Orleans, where his fellow escapee was also captured over the weekend, according to authorities.
U.S. Marshals captured 41-year-old Joseph Latamondeer about 7 a.m. Monday at a local homeless shelter, the Pemiscot County, Missouri, Sheriff's Office announced. He was booked into New Orleans' jail about 8:40 a.m., records show.
Latamondeer's arrest ends a manhunt that began Oct. 15, when authorities say he and murder suspect William Joshua Carter, 27, escaped from a jail in Caruthersville, Missouri, by climbing through a shower stall air duct and jumping over a fence.
Carter was facing a first-degree murder charge after police said he intentionally rammed a vehicle into his estranged wife, Heather Hampton Carter, 26, and Aaron Campbell, 25, in Kennett, Missouri, in June 2016. Campbell died at the scene of the incident, and Carter was pronounced dead at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities have said.
Latamondeer had been awaiting sentencing on a domestic violence charge, among other legal problems. Both the U.S. Marshals and the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office had offered a reward of up to $3,000 for any tips leading to the capture of the fugitives.
Louisiana State Police said troopers stopped Carter on Saturday as he walked near the corner of Claiborne and Tulane avenues on the edge of New Orleans' Central Business District.
It is expected that both he and Latamondeer will be extradited to Missouri soon.
A man suspected of using his car to run over and kill his wife as well as another man before escaping from jail in Missouri has been arrested …