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Police: Escaped Stone County inmate captured in Independence County

STONE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A man who escaped from the Stone County Jail has reportedly been caught.

According to the Stone County Sheriff's Department, they received a call at 2 o'clock on Thursday morning from Independence County authorities saying Shane Mitchell, 37, had been arrested and was in custody.

Stone County reports that Mitchell escaped from the jail around 4:15 on Wednesday afternoon.

Police believed initially he may have been headed to Jonesboro before his capture in Independence County.

According to jail records, Mitchell was being held for a probation violation and is charged with fleeing.

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