Inmates injured during Henrico jail escape attempt

Posted at 10:49 PM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 12:30:31-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Two men have been captured after an attempted escape at Henrico Jail East Tuesday night.

Henrico Sheriff Mike Wade confirmed that around 9:30 p.m. two men were able to get over two security fences, including a razor-wire fence.

That’s when an alert deputy spotted the inmates running on surveillance video and sounded an alarm. The men were then captured by jail personnel.

Officials said the men never breached the outer fence line of the jail.

The two men have been identified as Frank Edward Wilson Arthur and Clayton Douglas Musselman.

(Top to bottom) Frank Edward Wilson Arthur and Clayton Douglas Musselman

Arthur and Musselman were transported to VCU Medical Center for lacerations and cuts from the razor-wire fence. Their injuries are considered serious because of the fall from the top of the fence.

The Henrico Sheriff's Office confirmed that a layer of razor wire was compromised when the two inmates used a metal bench from the recreation yard as a buffer to get over the fence.

Arthur was in jail facing four counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture and one count of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Musselman was facing charges for grand larceny, felony probation violation, failure to appear in court and a parole violation.

Charges are pending for the suspects in connection to Tuesday's attempted escape.

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