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Escaped prisoner apprehended 5 minutes, two-blocks later

 

February 20, 2019



At approximately 1345 hours (1:45 p.m.) on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, a prisoner escaped from the custody of Phillips County Sheriff's Office personnel while in transit from Justice Court to the Phillips County Jail. The prisoner took off running east from the Phillips County Courthouse and headed east on South 3rd Street.

He was captured less than 5 minutes later at an apartment two blocks from the Courthouse. He re-appeared in Justice Court with the charge of Escape and pled guilty. He received an additional sentence of 30 days to his original sentence of 27 days.

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