Half-dozen inmates break out of Ga. county jail
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SWAINSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say three suspects remained at large Sunday night after six inmates escaped from the Emanuel County Jail.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that one of the escapees who broke out of the east Georgia jail on Saturday night includes a man accused of murder.

Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens says the men escaped around 11 p.m. through a door into a plumbing mechanical area in the jail. Stephens said the jail had plumbing work done Friday night and a worker neglected to lock a door.

The sheriff said that once the men got into the mechanical area, they were able to reach the roof and then climb down to freedom.

The sheriff said three inmates were back in custody by 6 p.m. Sunday, but three others remained at large.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle.

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