Three prisoners, who allegedly escaped separately 10 years ago, in same Michigan jail

Three escaped convicts are locked up in the same Michigan jail after committing the same crimes a decade apart, authorities said. Sara Gruen, Dan Methot and John Furlong, all from southwestern Michigan, were arraigned…

Three prisoners, who allegedly escaped separately 10 years ago, in same Michigan jail

Three escaped convicts are locked up in the same Michigan jail after committing the same crimes a decade apart, authorities said.

Sara Gruen, Dan Methot and John Furlong, all from southwestern Michigan, were arraigned Friday on their latest charges and arraigned separately, the Detroit Free Press reported.

The trio was arrested Jan. 10, 2017, for stealing a tractor from the Sterling Heights, Mich., area, according to the report. That’s where last month they allegedly escaped from the Huron Valley Correctional Facility in St. Clair County, Mich.

Theirs is the first case of three inmates in the same Michigan jail who allegedly committed the same crimes in the past 10 years, The Michigan State Police said.

Methot is now in the Kent County Jail in Midland County, where he was arrested, the Daily Tribune of Midland reported.

Furlong is in the Monroe County Jail, while Gruen is in the Oakland County Jail in Pontiac, according to the papers. The Times Herald of Port Huron, Mich., said she was arrested in 2017 and is still on parole from a previous “serious felony, burglary, in Georgia.”

The men were involved in a similar heist on Jan. 1, 2016, when they stole $5,000 from a credit union in Mears, Mich., the Times Herald reported.

Authorities were tipped about their escape last month after someone reported seeing the men on Jan. 7, the Free Press reported.

They allegedly stole a Ford pickup from the Fremont area. They also “consumed food and rum while in Fremont,” a prosecutor said during Friday’s arraignment.

The three escapees are currently locked up on charges of escape.

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