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Inmate recaptured after escape from Forrest City jail

December 27, 2018

FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve recaptured an inmate who escaped the St. Francis County jail in eastern Arkansas on Christmas Eve.

The St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year-old Paul McGee was apprehended early Thursday after receiving a tip about his whereabouts.

McGee was being held on charges of first-degree forgery, residential burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and theft of property.

Authorities previously told Little Rock television station KATV that McGee escaped by damaging a door to the jail’s kitchen and removing it by its hinges.

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