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Macon County Inmate Escapee Caught

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 07:55:42 CDT
By: AP

After a four-hour manhunt, authorities have recaptured an inmate who escaped from jail in Decatur just as he was to begin serving a prison sentence for aggravated battery. Schuyler McCoy escaped from the Macon County Jail at about 1:30 yesterrday afternoon by identifying himself to correctional officers as a different inmate who was in the process of being released on bond. The 25-year-old had been in jail for about two months on charges of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, he was sentenced to three years in prison as part of a plea deal. New escape charges are expected to be filed.

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