Failed Jail Break In Geneva

Geneva County Jail

Quick actions of correctional officers prevented a jail break in Geneva.

Sheriff Greg Ward says several inmates came up with a plan to overpower a guard and then break out.

Sheriff Ward says he ordered a "lock down" on one of the jail's wings.

The inmates are reportedly angry after tobacco products coming into the facility were confiscated.

The inmates have been tearing-up anything they can get their hands on, including bibles and religious materials.

Sheriff Ward says the jail is currently 30 inmates over the legal limit.