Friday, October 16, 2015
Jail Inmate Escapes One Day After Staff Shake-Up Announced
Marion County's new jail commander, Lt. Col. James Martin, is off to an inauspicious start. A day after Marion County Sheriff John Layton announced a shake-up of the jail staff, including naming Martin as its new commander, an inmate managed to escape from the jail. The Sheriff's Department says 34-year old Jessica Stringer used another inmates identity to escape from the jail book-out. One of the reasons given for this week's shake-up of the jail's staff was the mistaken release of several inmates.