The husband of the prison employee who has been accused of aiding two escaped convicts has appeared publicly for the very first time because the murderers broke out of an upstate New York maximum-safety prison 11 days ago.
Lyle Mitchell was pictured right now as he left the office of his wife Joyce’s attorney. He would not answer any questions about the case.
He has not been accused of possessing any part in the prisoners’ escape, even though sources inform ABC News investigators are seeking into the possibility that he was an unknowing target in the alleged plot.
Law enforcement sources say investigators are hunting into allegations Joyce Mitchell may have helped convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt escape since she believed they would assist kill her husband and run away with her. Prosecutors will not comment.
Her attorney would not comment on any specifics of the case but mentioned to reporters she was “distraught.”
“Let’s just say that she’s quite upset,” attorney Stephen Johnston mentioned Monday.
Mitchell, 51, is charged with a felony count of promoting prison contraband and a misdemeanor count of criminal facilitation for allegedly assisting the inmates escape from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, June six.
She entered a plea of not guilty last week.