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Inmate in handcuffs briefly escape courthouse in Lexington

May 24, 2019

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A handcuffed inmate escaped from the Dawson County Courthouse in Lexington but was quickly found a few blocks away.

The Kearney Hub reports 19-year-old Luis Sandoval-Magana had been terminated from drug court on Monday for violating terms of the program and was sentenced to five days in jail. Soon after being handcuffed, he managed to flee the courtroom.

Sheriff’s office deputies and Lexington police began a search and found Sandoval four blocks away from the courthouse.

He was charged with escape after conviction.

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Information from: Kearney Hub, http://www.kearneyhub.com/

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