Rigby, 21, managed to “bypass” a fourteen foot tall fence topped with six rolls of razor wire. Rigby has 9 felony convictions on his record since he turned 18 three years ago, and an open case for attempted murder in June of last year.
Investigators said that after interviewing inmates and corrections officers, they learned that Caraballo knew about the escape. They said Caraballo was offered a large amount of money in exchange for providing assistance, such as a metal binder clip and cell phone access verification.
The metal binder clip was used by Rigby to remove the toilet/sink unit from the wall, but Caraballo never received any money. When interviewed by investigators, Caraballo confirmed that he provided a metal binder clip but claimed it was requested to bind legal papers. He told detectives he was asked to provide a hacksaw, which he refused to do, and he denied calling the cell phone number.
Caraballo was booked into the Osceola County Jail with no bond.
Osceola County Jail officials have been embroiled in the month-long scandal involving not one, but two, inmate escapes, as well as a breakdown of jail security which allowed a group of prisoners to brew homemade alcohol within their cells.
A second inmate, 39-year-old Carlos Rosa, was reported missing March 16th by jail guards. It is believed that Rosa hid under a building while outside of his cell in the jail yard. When everyone else went inside, he scaled a small interior fence with razor wire on top. He then got on the roof of the housing unit and jumped over the outside fence. Rosa was captured a day later following a tip from an anonymous caller.
Chief of Corrections Greg Futch went before the Osceola County Commission in an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss what would be done to improve security at the jail. Following Rigby’s escape, Futch disciplined 26 employees. One worker has since resigned.
“These people have been lazy, looking for ways to shortcut and circumvent policy for years,” Futch said on Wednesday.
A new security tower is the first of several enhancements worth approximately $4 million which are planned for facility. Also included are upgrades to roll-up doors, installation of new cameras and lights, and the relocation of high-risk inmates.
Meanwhile, authorities continue to search for Rigby, described as a black man, standing approximately 5 foot 11 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222.