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Inmate Uses Fire Extinguisher, Hose to Briefly Escape Fort Worth Jail

The 39-year-old inmate broke a 5th-floor window of the jail and used a hose to escape to the street below, sheriff's office says

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An inmate used a fire extinguisher to escape from a Fort Worth jail overnight before quickly being captured, authorities said early Tuesday.

The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office said the inmate broke through a 5th-floor window of the Lon Evans Corrections Center at about 3:40 a.m. and used a fire hose to traverse down the outside wall to the street below.

The inmate, identified as 39-year-old Jeremiah Stevenson, was captured minutes later and taken into custody, sheriff's spokeswoman Lt. Jennifer Gabbert said.

Video from the scene showed Stevenson being loaded on a stretcher and into an ambulance for treatment at a nearby hospital.

Stevenson had been held on charges of aggravated robbery, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading arrest or detention and indecent exposure. He is now expected to face new charges related to the escape, Gabbert said.

Deputies are investigating how he was able to access the area of the building where he escaped.

Jeremiah Stevenson, 39, pictured
Tarrant County Sheriff's Office
Jeremiah Stevenson, 39, pictured
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