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Mississippi jail escape goes unnoticed

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Sheriff Tyrone Lewis says Hinds County jail officials don't know how long an inmate has been missing but the discovery was made Tuesday during a head count.

The Clarion-Ledger reports 36-year-old Nathaniel Tovoris Brent had been held on sexual battery and domestic violence charges since March 6.

When asked Tuesday about reports that Brent had been missing since Saturday, Lewis said investigators were looking into the possibility Brent could have been out more than a day.

Brent previously had escaped from the county's Raymond facility in 2003. He was discovered missing after 14 hours and captured 10 days later in Milwaukee.

Lewis said surrounding agencies are involved in the search for Brent.

 

Information from: The Clarion-Ledger.

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