Report blames two guards for inmate escape

February 17, 2010 7:57:03 PM PST
A state of Texas report on the escape of Arcade Comeaux blames two guards for not using their own weapons to prevent the escape. Arcade Comeaux used a smuggled gun to escape during a prison transfer in November. The report says the two prison guards violated state policy by failing to use their weapons to stop Comeaux, and for giving up their weapons, money, cell phones and a uniform during the escape.

The report also says guards at the Estelle Unit failed to strip search Comeaux and search his wheel chair.

Five corrections officers lost their jobs over the escape.