Escapee Arrested Trying To Sneak Back in Jail

It appears the guy just wanted some smokes

Saturday, Mar 7, 2009  |  Updated 11:15 PM EDT
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Escapee Arrested Trying To Sneak Back in Jail

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Harry Jackson is back in his cell, sans smokes.

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WOODBINE, Ga. — Authorities say they arrested an escaped jail inmate trying to sneak back into the lockup with cigarettes allegedly stolen from a nearby store.

Sheriff Tommy Gregory said Saturday that 25-year-old Harry Jackson had opened a door to the exercise yard and climbed the outer fence.

Deputies found a jail door unlocked early Saturday and were looking for the inmate. They spotted Jackson trying to come back in and found 14 packs of cigarettes they believe were stolen from a convenience store about a block away.

The jail is supposed to be a smoke-free environment.

Jackson faces new charges of breaking out of jail and burglary. He was already in jail in Camden County in far southeast Georgia for charges including possession of a controlled substance and violating probation.

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