One of three inmates to escape the Faulkner County jail Aug. 17 waived his arraignment and pleaded not guilty to a new theft of property charge relating to the inmates’ escape.

Stacy Wilson, 41, Joel Vermillion, 27, and Jonathan Jackson, 24, escaped the jail by pulling back a fence in the recreation yard. Authorities say the three then stole a vehicle parked at a nearby business.

According to an affidavit, prosecutors say Wilson was the individual who entered the vehicle. The prosecutors’ claim has resulted in the theft of property charge, a class C felony.

Wilson’s attorney, Frank Shaw, waived his client’s arraignment, and entered the not guilty plea Wednesday before Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio.

Maggio set a pretrial hearing for Dec. 2.

Wilson now faces six felony charges — including third-degree escape, residential burglary, two separate theft of property charges, failure to appear and theft by receiving — in five different cases.

Wilson is also scheduled to appear on his other cases Dec. 2 before Maggio.

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