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Escaped Henry County Inmate Captured

Henry County authorities have captured an inmate; they say, jumped over a bridge and into a swamp in an attempt to elude his captors.

About 11pm Wednesday, 27-year-old Trustee Jason Roback escaped through the ceiling of his living quarters at the Henry County Jail.

Authorities say an officer with the Abbeville Police Department spotted Roback on state Highway 10.

That's when Roback jumped over a bridge and into a swampy area.

Tracking dogs and several law enforcement agencies teamed up for the pursuit.

Roback was found in the swamp, buried in mud and under a log.

He was originally in jail for charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and for a probation violation.

Roback faces an additional charge of 1st degree escape.


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