Officials say 3 tried to dig out of C. Ind. jail

Officials say 3 tried to dig out of C. Ind. jail

Officials say 3 tried to dig out of C. Ind. jail

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 2:43 PM

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Authorities say three inmates tried to escape from a central Indiana jail by digging a hole through the wall of their cell.
 
Morgan County Jail officers say they heard noise coming from the cell and found a shallow 6-inch diameter hole in a wall next to an unsecured administration area of the jail in Martinsville.
 
Guards said they found a loose screw, altered AA batteries and a hinge from the cell door hidden inside the cell.
 
The three men -- ages 19 to 23 -- are facing attempted escape and other charges.
 
Officials say it will cost about $700 to fix the wall damage.
 

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