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Inmate Escapes Jail Due to Procedure Error

Lorenzo Chandler

CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)-He got away… for an hour.

On Saturday 36 year-old Lorenzo Chandler managed to walk out of the Clay County Jail.

Sheriff Eddie Scott tells WCBI Chandler was able to walk out due to a procedure error.

Chandler was arrested for utility fraud and was accused of cutting his was back into his electrical meter when his power was shut off.

Deputies were able to locate Chandler within the hour a quarter mile away at a friends home.

Sheriff Scott says the jail is secure and an incident like this will not happen again.

Charges are pending, pending an internal investigation.