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Man breaks out of jail using paper towels and toilet paper

Photo courtesy of the Lowndes County Sheriff's office.

Lowndes County deputies are hunting for a man who escaped from jail by stuffing paper into the lock of his cell door.

Marc Miley, Lowndes County Chief Deputy said 29-year-old Delvin Moore was arrested Friday on an armed robbery charge by the Columbus Police Department.

Moore was in a temporary cell without a toilet and sneaked some paper towels or toilet paper back with him when he was escorted to a toilet Saturday night.

Miley said that when guards opened a door to release another inmate, Moore opened the door to his cell and dashed past the guards and out the front doors directly behind the other inmate.

There is currently a $4,000 reward for information leading to Moore’s capture.

Miley said that an internal investigation is currently taking place and that disciplinary action will be taken if it is needed.

Photo courtesy of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s office.

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