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Bledsoe officials hunt escaped inmate

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BLEDSOE COUNTY (WRCB) - Bledsoe County authorities are trying to track down an escaped inmate.

Deputies say James "Ellis" Russell jimmied the lock of his cell, then climbed over a barbed wire fence Monday.

It's the second time he's slipped out of officials' hands recently.

He also escaped from the Bledsoe County Courthouse two weeks ago.

Russell was being held on domestic assault charges.

He also faces two felony escape charges.

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