Inmate who escaped Arkansas custody found naked, under log

AP News
Posted: Sep 14, 2016 11:24 AM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas county jail inmate who escaped custody while awaiting medical treatment at a hospital was later found naked and hiding underneath a log in a nearby wooded area.

Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds says 27-year-old Joshua Kirby escaped from custody Monday while awaiting treatment at a hospital in Mountain View, about 80 miles north of Little Rock.

Bonds says an Arkansas Department of Correction K-9 unit tracked Kirby about two hours later in the woods, and he was recaptured.

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Kirby had been jailed on suspicion of battery, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public intoxication. The sheriff says he'll now face felony escape charges.