Failed inmate escape

September 6, 2016


JASPER COUNTY, Miss. - An escape plan for one inmate did not go very well Sunday.


Jasper County Sheriff, Randy Johnson said around 2 p.m., the department responded to a missing person.


Deputies found Michael Askew on the ground at the recreation yard via video surveillance. Johnson said Askew climbed up the jail's 12-foot fence, climbed onto the roof, and jumped off.


Askew ended up landing wrong.


Askew suffered a broken leg and is still in the hospital recovering.

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