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Inmate's Ceiling Escape Does Not End Well

Blaze Ayers fell into the jail's booking area in Jackson County, Indiana
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 7, 2019 9:45 AM CST
The inmate crashed through the ceiling here.   (Facebook/Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – An inmate fell through the ceiling while trying to escape from a jail in Indiana. Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer posted on Facebook that 28-year-old Blaze Ayers bolted from officers and locked himself in a medical room on Monday. When officers got into the room, Ayers had made his way into the ceiling, per the AP. The sheriff says Ayers eventually fell through the ceiling and onto the floor of the jail's booking area. Officers used a stun gun to subdue him after he refused to surrender. The sheriff says the attempted escape caused extensive damage to the ceiling. Ayers was treated for minor injuries and is charged with attempted escape and criminal mischief. WDRB has surveillance video of Ayers falling from the ceiling.

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