STANFORD - An escaped inmate on the lam since last week was recaptured while hiding under a bed in his mother's home Tuesday night. Richard T. Schmiers, 23, of Lincoln County, was arrested without incident after he and two other inmates escaped through a hole in the recreation area fence Friday at the Lincoln County Regional Jail. All have since been returned to custody.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., Lincoln County Jailer David Gooch, Lincoln County sheriff's deputies and state police officers surrounded the Maywood residence. They had narrowed the search for Schmiers after jail officials used jail visitation logs, Schmiers' letters from the outside and his personal file to compile a "go to list," a list of Schmiers' family and friends he could go to for support.
"I'd say we were very close to him on multiple occasions," Gooch said. Schmiers was not armed when arrested. The only weapon on his person was a pocketed pocket knife.