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Texas Fugitive Arrestted and attempts escape from County Jail



On 12/16/2011 Prentiss County Deputies Arrested David Ira Whitlock 40
of 116 CR 3101 Booneville on a Fugitive Warrant for Burglary from
Texas.  He has remained in our custody.  The Booneville Police have
since lodged additional Burglary charges against him and bond has been
set at $5,000.  01/01/2012 more charges were filed.  WHitlock was
charged with escape after an incident where he was being moved from
one location to another and he broke and ran actually exiting an
interior door leading from the main portion of the jail to the front
of the jail.  The was no chance of him leaving the confines of the
jail itself but due to a door lock malfunction he was able to actually
make it to an outside door that remain locked an secure, foiling he
escape.  The malfunctioning doorlock and other electronic problems
began several months ago when lightening knocked out our control board
and numerous other electronic mechinisms  For the last several weeks
technicians have been working to get everything back up and running
even better than before.  We have been very fortunate that this hasn't
already happened and I'm proud we have everything back to normal.

Sheriff Randy M Tolar

Prentiss County Sheriff's Office

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