Escapee: Only One of Us Had Sex With Prison Worker
And more tidbits from the captured escapee
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2015 4:05 PM CDT
David Sweat, left, and Richard Matt.   (New York State Police via AP, File)

(Newser) – Captured escapee David Sweat is apparently continuing to talk, and per CNN, he's talking about sex. A former inmate of the prison who worked in the tailor shop with Sweat and Joyce Mitchell three years ago had this to say about their relationship to ABC News: “We had a joke. It was like, that was his boo, that was his girl… she would bring him like barbeque chicken, spareribs, things that were cooked on her home grill." But Sweat allegedly told investigators nothing sexual occurred between the two of them—and that Richard Matt and Mitchell did have sex. points out that the former inmate, Erik Jensen, also claimed Sweat and Mitchell had sex multiple times a week in a storage closet.

CNN's info comes by way of law enforcement officials briefed on the case, who, along with the local DA, shared three more tidbits of note:

  • The official says Matt's desire to get drunk after they broke into a cabin was at the root of the men's split; Sweat allegedly also found Matt to be out of shape.
  • As for that practice run, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie tells CNN the men emerged from a manhole but found the area to be fairly populated with homes. They decided to try to exit via a different manhole the next night.
  • And as for how they got out in the first place, Sweat says they stumbled upon a sledgehammer in an underground passageway, possibly a forgotten remnant of prior construction work. They may have used it to bust through a brick wall.