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UPDATE: Attempted Jail Break at Jackson Pike

Updated: Sunday, May 5 2013, 02:31 PM EDT
COLUMBUS -- (UPDATE 14:11 5-5-2013 Derek Drake) -- According to Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott, deputies were able to apprehend the inmate within the jail within an hour of the escape attempt.

Scott said the inmate, Deangelo Williams, 41, attempted to escape the jail by climbing into the ceiling in the visitation area around 9:30 pm.

Sheriff Deputies along with officers from the Columbus Division of Police and their police helicopter quickly set-up a perimeter around the jail and monitored activity. Deputies inside the jail were able to get Williams out of the ceiling around 10:15 pm.

Williams was accused in March of a slew of charges including assaulting an officer and aggravated robbery at a scrap yard on Nelson Road in East Columbus.

Williams has been charged with escape and will face a judge on Monday morning.



COLUMBUS -- (UPDATE 22:14 5-4-2013 Derek Drake) -- The inmate was captured inside the facility.

Officials have not released any further details surrounding the incident at this time. As more information becomes available, we will update this story.



COLUMBUS (Derek Drake) -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a possible jail escape at the Jackson Pike facility in South Columbus.

Law enforcement agencies have a perimeter set up around the jail, and are being assisted by the Columbus Division of Police helicopter.

Officials could not confirm whom the prisoner is, or whether or not they were successful in escaping the facility. A prisoner is unaccounted for and they are actively searching for that person at this time.

Police ask that you stay away from the area, stay indoors and report any suspicious activity by calling 911.UPDATE: Attempted Jail Break at Jackson Pike


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