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The last of the inmates who used peanut butter to escape prison has been caught


Updated August 02, 2017 07:18 AM EDT

The last of the twelve inmates who escaped an Alabama prison using peanut butter was captured Tuesday, according to Martin County police. Brian Kilpatrick, 24, was detained by law enforcement officials Tuesday night in neighboring Martin County.

"We had a tip that brought us to that vicinity," Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said to a group of reporters. "We were finally able to zero in on that house, and, fortunately for us, there was actually a car there with an Alabama license plate so everything pointed to that house."

Snyder also made note of the "more than adequate resources" deployed to capture the remaining inmate in the off-chance Kilpatrick made the "unwise decision" to run rather than surrender.

One of a dozen inmates who used peanut butter to escape from an Alabama prison on Sunday remains at large. Twenty-four-year-old Bradley Andrew Kilpatrick, along with his fellow cohorts, successfully tricked an inexperienced employee into opening a door that led to the free world by using the nutty condiment to change the door's number.

"It may sound crazy, but these people are crazy like a fox," Walker County Sheriff James Underwood said at a news conference in Jasper.

As soon as the jailer was fooled into opening the door, the group of inmates fled, taking off their orange uniforms and using blankets to climb over a fence topped with razor wire.

Despite the bizarre tactics used, Underwood said it's not rare for inmates to brainstorm creative methods to escape.

They "scheme all the time to con us and our employees at the jail," Underwood added. "You have to stay on your toes. This is one time we slipped up. I'm not going to make any excuses."

All of the inmates except Kilpatrick were caught, mostly without violence, within eight hours. The only person seriously hurt was an inmate who sliced his thumb while climbing over the sharp fence.

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This undated photo made available by the Walker County, Ala., Sheriff's Office, shows Brady Andrew Kilpatrick. A manhunt is underway for Kilpatrick, who escaped with 11 other inmates from the Walter County jail on Sunday, July 30, 2017. All but Kilpatrick have been recaptured. (Walter County Sheriff's Office via AP)

A manhunt continues for the remaining fugitive, who has been jailed on charges of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A state helicopter was deployed to assist in search efforts.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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