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Former escaped inmate due in court, second missing inmate still being sought

David Palms is expected in court Friday.
David Palms, Major Sutton Murder Suspect
Posted at 8:35 AM, May 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 11:37:39-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — David Palms is expected in court Friday. He is one of two that escaped from Lerdo jail at the end of last month. He's facing four felony charges as a result of the escape.

Palms was in jail related to the shooting death of three-year-old Major Sutton. He's due back in court in July where he faces murder charges connected to that case.

There's still no sign of the second inmate who escaped. Tyrone Johnson was also arrested in 2018 for the murder of Sutton.

Tyrone Johnson, Major Sutton Murder Suspect

Johnson is described as 5 foot 7 inches and weighs 160 pounds. If you see Johnson do not approach him and call 9-1-1 immediately.


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