Caspari's sister arrested again for second alleged escape attempt

Published: Aug. 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2012 at 7:50 PM CDT
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Jessica Caspari (left), Brittany Penn (right)
Jessica Caspari (left), Brittany Penn (right)

ELMORE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The sister of an accused murderer is in police custody for the second time in less than a year for allegedly attempting to help break her brother out of jail.

Josh Caspari has been charged with capital murder, theft of property, escape and promoting prison contraband relating to the February 15 death of Anna Cardwell.

His sister, Jessica Caspari, was originally arrested on June 12 and charged with promoting prison contraband and facilitating the escape from a detention center. Jessica Caspari allegedly paid an inmate on work release  $500 to smuggle pieces of hacksaw blades to her brother who was being held with no bond.

Now police say Jessica Caspari has been arrested again, along with another woman, for allegedly coming up with another plan to break her brother out of jail.

Authorities say 23-year-old Caspari and 20-year-old Brittany Penn have both been charged with facilitating an escape. They're both accused of using cell phones to communicate with Josh Caspari, who was using a jail phone to give him details relating to an escape. During these calls, Jessica Caspari and Penn would provide Josh with details regarding the back side of the jail - how it was built and what doors he could possibly escape from.

Police say the suspects would park on the dirt road leading to Corn Creek Park, behind the jail, while making the calls to Caspari. The suspects were never together when the calls were placed - each made contact with Josh Caspari in the jail at different times.

Jessica Caspari's bond for her original arrest has been revoked due to her re-arrest. Facilitating an escape is considered a class C felony.