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Florida authorities arrested two convicted murderers Saturday evening who had been on the lam after being released from prison with forged documents, a state agency said.


Within days of walking out of prison on forged documents, convicted killers Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins went to a jail about 300 miles away and registered as felons. (credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Office)

Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins were taken into custody “without incident” at 6:40 p.m. at Panama City’s Coconut Grove Motor Inn, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said.

Members of that agency and the U.S. Marshals Service found and detained the two men, the agency said.

Authorities have been searching for Walker and Jenkins, both 34, after investigators discovered forged motions to reduce their respective sentences and forged court orders granting the requests.

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