2 Ga. jail inmates escape but arrested soon after

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two Dodge County inmates snuck
out of jail through a tiny air conditioning duct but were captured
a few hours after escaping.

Dodge County Sheriff Jeff Hinson says 29-year-old Jeff Joiner
and 22-year-old Charlie Mullis tore the wire covering the air vent
above their cell and removed an iron rod before escaping early
Sunday morning through a 10-inch square opening.

Hinson says the two men now face escape charges.

Joiner, who was being held on theft charges, was arrested by
deputies in Albany. Mullis, who was in jail on drug charges, was
arrested deputies in Tifton.

Hinson says he brought in a welding crew to place heavier
coverings over all the air vents in the decades-old jail that will
be replaced by a new building in 2011.

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