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Two inmates caught soon after escaping Johnson County Jail

September 30th, 2011 12:54 pm by Staff Report

MOUNTAIN CITY — Two Johnson County inmates escaped from the jail yard Thursday afternoon but were caught soon after, Sheriff Mike Reece said Friday in a news release.
Aaron Sammons and Kenneth Cook escaped from the recreation yard by crossing both inner and outer fences, Reece said, but officers took both back into custody about 100 yards from the jail.
Both were charged with felony escape and resisting arrest. They were held in the jail without bond.

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