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Inmate Escapes In Jackson County

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 8/02/2013 8:50 pm
State Police said an inmate escaped Friday afternoon in Jackson County after pretending to be ill.

Investigators said Steven Sparks, 28, was arrested in Manchester in Clay County on a bench warrant in Jackson County for receiving stolen property.

Investigators said while Sparks was being transported in a cruiser, he said he was feeling sick and asked officers to pull over.

Investigators said Sparks got away near Tyner on Oak Grove Road.

State Police said Sparks was wearing jeans, a red shirt and was still in handcuffs.

Troopers and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office are searching for Sparks.
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