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Sheriff: Inmate tried, failed to escape

Christopher Spencer (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Christopher Spencer (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Paragould man locked up in the Craighead County Detention Center will have to spend more time behind bars after deputies say he tried to escape and failed.

Christopher Allen Spencer, 23, attempted to break out of the jail Monday night around 10:26 p.m., according to an incident report from the sheriff’s office.

Spencer reportedly moved a “large piece of metal ceiling cover” and climbed into the ceiling.

In addition to theft and drug possession charges he was already facing, Spencer is now charged with felony third degree escape.

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