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Inmate escapes Salt Lake County jail

By Michael McFall

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Aug 17 2014 10:38 pm • Last Updated Aug 17 2014 10:38 pm

An inmate escaped Salt Lake County jail — for a few hours.

About 6:20 p.m., Jonathan S. Mize was working in the jail’s garden jumped the chain link fence and ran north, according to a jail news release. Mize was a minimum security inmate, who was not considered an escape risk and had been working in the garden since Monday.

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The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office and several other agencies went looking for Mize, and by 10:25 p.m., he was taken back into custody without incident, according to a second news release.

Mize had been booked into the jail on Jan. 30 for several warrants, including retail theft, identity fraud, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia, according to the first release.


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