Inmate slips under Springfield prison razor wire, caught before escape

Prison guards last week stopped a Springfield inmate from escaping after he had somehow slipped beneath the razor wire on top of an interior fence. 

Last Wednesday August 24 at 9:35 AM, prison guards working at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield saw inmate Dustin Deberville, 33, climbing a fenced gate within the facility, and slipping between the top of the gate and the razor wire.  

Deberville was taken into custody by staff members moments after staff first observed his actions. When taken into custody, Deberville was still on facility grounds with two more fences that he would have needed to pass in order to completely exit the facility grounds.  

A subsequent investigation conducted by staff members, coupled with their observations of Deberville, indicated that he planned this escape attempt himself, and was in possession of a small amount of supplies.

Deberville is now being held in Northwest State Correctional Facility in Swanton. He has a September 27 court appearance to face attempted escape charges. 

Deberville was sentenced in 2019 for 7-15 years for first-degree aggravated domestic assault with a weapon and first-degree aggravated domestic assault in connection with beating a woman and holding a knife to her throat. According to a Times-Argus report, before he was sentenced Deberville said he was “sorry for wasting everyone’s time.”

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