Five Points Locked Down After Escape Attempt

Officials are investigating a possible escape attempt at a prison in Seneca County.

A representative of the New York State Prison Officer's Union tells us prison officials at the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus discovered a dummy and escape plans in a prison cell. They also found a four foot by four foot hole in a chain link fence in the prison yard.

The Five Points Correctional Facility at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus.

We're told none of the prisoners have escaped. Prison officials conducted a prisoner head-count.

The facility is currently on lock down.

The inmates involved were 36-year old Joseph Young, and 34-year old Delroy Walkes.

According to the DOCCS website, Young was sentenced to serve 8 years in 2008 for criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Walkes was sentenced to a four-year incarceration last year, also for the sale of a controlled substance.

Both inmates have been moved to a special holding area of the prison.

Prison officials were alerted to the escape plan after receiving a tip on Friday.  The regional Vice President of the New York State Correctionals Officers and Police Benevolent Assoication -Al Mothershed- says other inmates or people outside the prison were involved in the escape plot.

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