- Associated Press - Thursday, September 25, 2014

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - A man jailed on a drug charge jumped from a second floor of a courthouse in eastern Illinois Thursday morning, injuring himself when he landed on the building’s main floor, authorities in Coles County said.

Chief Deputy Kerry Whitley of the Coles County Sheriff’s Office said the inmate was taken to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and was expected to recover, according to a report in the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (https://bit.ly/1u2xj51 ).

Jail records show the man, Anthony B. McFarland, 53, had been arrested and jailed last week for a methamphetamine precursor charge. He was among a group deputies had escorted to the courthouse for court appearances.

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Information from: Mattoon Journal-Gazette, https://www.jg-tc.com



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