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Mercer County Inmate Returned to Jail After Brief Escape

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department says they will be pursuing additional charges on an inmate in the Mercer County Jail.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday evening a Deputy entered into a cell to check on an inmate who was threatening to commit suicide. While addressing the issue, the female inmate left the cell and was able to leave the building. The Deputy pursued the inmate and returned her to the jail.

The Sheriff’s Office has forwarded the matter to the Prosecuting Attorney for additional charges.

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