- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

NEW AUGUSTA, Miss. (AP) - Perry County authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the county jail.

WDAM TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Ikf8kP) 37-year-old Jason Elliot Mazingo was being held on seven counts of residential burglary.

Sheriff Dale Smith says a jailer found Mazingo hiding in a holding cell early Tuesday morning. While she was getting help, Smith says Mazingo escaped.

The sheriff says they believe Mazingo used some type of plastic utensils that inmates get for their meals to open his cell door.

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Information from: WDAM-TV, https://www.wdam.com


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