Helping Foil a Planned Jail Escape

Coffee County Sheriff Ben Moates credits his employees with helping foil a planned jail escape.

The "failed" breakout involved at least three inmates.

A correctional officer noticed towels and blankets over a pod cell.

Authorities discovered three inmates had gone through a plumbing wall.

They were quickly apprehended before making it to the attic.

County Commissioner Jim Thompson says sheriff Ben Moates needs to answer security questions and his motion was unanimously approved to have the sheriff and jail administrator in attendance at each commission session

Sheriff Moates also says overcrowding also causes major security risks.

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