CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three correctional officers turned themselves in to West Virginia State Police Friday in connection to the October escape of inmate Todd Boyes.
Allison Bryant, 22, of Walkersville, Pamela McNeely, 47, of Lenore, and Jordan Toler, 22, of Lincoln, were charged with a misdemeanor of permitting escape.
Boyes walked out of the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston on Oct. 25, and was picked up by his mother, Robin Helton, of Caldwell, Ohio, at a nearby McDonalds. She drove him to Beaumont, Texas, and also gave Boyes $2,000.
Boyes was caught on Oct. 29 trying to cross the Rio Grande into Mexico. Helton was arraigned Oct. 30 on charges of escape.
According to a criminal complaint, Bryant was working in a guard tower at the time and allowed Boyes to walk into the main section of the jail.
Court documents state McNeely opened the doors for Boyes. She told investigators she thought Boyes was a counselor coming out of the jail.
Toler was sent to Boyes’ cell in order for him to have a physical. He returned with a “refusal to consent to treatment” form that was not signed by Boyes, but rather Toler.
Boyes was not reported missing for more than 36 hours.