PHOENIX – A Phoenix jail inmate was left wearing nothing but pink socks after scaling five fences in an escape attempt before he was captured. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Clayton Thornburg suffered cuts on parts of his body since some of the Durango Jail's fences are 15 feet high and topped with razor wire.
Jail officials said the razor wire had stripped away Thornburg's jail uniform and pink underwear by the time he reached the last fence Thursday morning. He was treated at the Maricopa County Medical Center.
Authorities said Thornburg likely will face an additional felony charge of escape, which can add up to five years to an inmate's sentence. They said Thornburg was in jail for an extensive number of property crime charges.