Archive for Saturday, November 3, 2007

Ex-guard’s mom: Daughter scared

November 3, 2007

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— A former prison guard accused of helping two inmates escape from a Kansas prison tearfully asked about her children and sounded scared in brief phone calls from a New Mexico jail to her family, her mother said.

The arrests Wednesday ended a search for inmates Steven A. Ford and Jesse L. Bell and former guard Amber Goff that lasted more than two days and spanned some 600 miles. Authorities say Ford and Bell escaped from a recreation yard at the El Dorado Correctional Facility near Wichita on Sunday night.

"She asked about her boys. She wanted to know where her boys were and if they were OK," Ann Nutter said about her brief conversation with her daughter. "That's my daughter."

The 23-year-old divorced mother left her two sons, ages 5 and 7, with her sister Sunday night before allegedly helping the two prison inmates escape.

Nutter spoke to her daughter Wednesday night. New Mexico jail officials allowed Goff one free, one-minute call per phone number, and the family used the home phone and two cell phones to speak to her in a conversation dominated by tears, Nutter said.

"She sounds scared," Nutter told The Wichita Eagle.

Nutter said the next time she talks to her daughter she planned to ask her, "Are we safe?" She said if Goff answers, "yes," that would tell the family she was a willing participant in the escape. If her answer is "no," the family would take that to mean there were more people involved than just the inmates.

Nutter said she was not sure when she would speak to her daughter again.

Nutter said that if her daughter was a willing participant, she needs to take responsibility for her actions.

"She sowed this row and she's going to hoe it," she said.

Bell, 33, was booked on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, evading-fleeing a police officer, possession of stolen property and escaping a prison facility.

Ford, 26, was booked on charges of tampering with evidence, assault with intent to commit a violent felony, felon in possession of a firearm, evading-fleeing a police officer and escaping a prison facility.

Goff was charged Monday with aiding an escape from a correctional facility and aiding a felon after an escape. She was booked on that warrant in New Mexico.

All three are being held in New Mexico pending extradition.

Comments

fetch 7 years, 10 months ago

Willing participant? Heck no. Those prisoners absolutely forced me against my will to rent a car, and set up the escape with split-minute timing, even though I had been fired by that time for having a relationship with one of them.

Dixie Jones 7 years, 10 months ago

yeah shes worried about thoes babies now , what hell was she thinking before this ?? obviously not about thoes children..... take the kids away from her put her stupid ass away

kneejerkreaction 7 years, 10 months ago

"She asked about her boys. She wanted to know where her boys were and if they were OK," Ann Nutter said about her brief conversation with her daughter. "That's my daughter."


What an amazing mother.....what a daughter. One of the real stand up Janes of all time.

bearded_gnome 7 years, 10 months ago

because of the potential for such relationships, maybe women shouldn't guard male prisoners?

and yeah, she really cares about her kids...not.

Confrontation 7 years, 10 months ago

I think it's a bad idea to have female guards in male prisons. Seriously, do they really stand a chance during a fight?

Also, this woman should be "fixed" now. She doesn't need to spread her idiot genetics to more children that she can abandon.

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