Inmate makes unsuccessful escape attempt

Thursday, January 15, 2009

An inmate made an unsuccessful attempt to escape from the custody of Jackson police Wednesday afternoon.

At around 3:40 p.m., officer Jim Barker was placing the inmate in the back of his patrol car at the police station so he could be taken to the Cape Girardeau County Jail, said Jackson police chief James Humphreys. But the inmate managed to escape and ran the length of a football field before Barker recaptured the prisoner five minutes later.

Humphreys said no injuries occurred in the incident.

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