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Inmate Dies During Escape

An inmate is dead after sneaking out of prison with his wife.

Police say Desmond Greene left the minimum security federal prison in Martin County. According to authorities, he snuck out with his wife, Susan Witherspoon.

A short time later, jail officials say Witherspoon came back to the prison pleading for help, because Greene was unresponsive in her car.

He later died at a local hospital. Authorities are now looking into his death.

Witherspoon is charged with helping Greene escape.


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