Inmate escapes Salt Lake County jail

Published August 17, 2014 10:38 pm

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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.

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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