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2 Jail Trustees Back in Custody After Brief Escape

GCSO says they were both caught a short time later near the intersection of Highways 70 and 270 West.
GARLAND COUNTY, AR -- A man being held in jail for a parole violation is back in prison and after he and another inmate tried to escape from the Garland County Jail.

According to the Garland County Sheriff's Office (GCSO), 33-year-old Richard McCoy and 28-year-old Ryan Rimmer, both trustees in the Garland County Detention Center, were being escorted by deputies as they were pushing a food cart at 6:15 Friday morning, when they both ran away.

GCSO says they were both caught a short time later near the intersection of Highways 70 and 270 West.

McCoy was being held on a parole violation stemming from a failure to appear charge, and has now been taken to the Arkansas Department of Correction on the parole hold, according to GCSO.

Rimmer was being held on a probation violation stemming from theft charges, and is back in the Garland County Detention Center.
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