NEWPORT, TN (AP) - Authorities in Tennessee say they have recaptured five of the six inmates who broke out of jail on Christmas.
The Cocke County Sheriff's Office says six inmates escaped from the jail early Sunday after removing a toilet from the wall and going through a hole behind it that led to the outside of the facility.
A statement by the sheriff says that prior plumbing repairs had loosened the concrete holding the toilet and leaking water had rusted the bolts holding it.
Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fonest tells WBIR-TV (http://on.wbir.com/2i7btwA ) that five of the inmates had been recaptured by Monday night.
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This beautiful, Biblical outdoor theme park is located on more than two hundred acres of land in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Crews are currently working to clear the 2100 block of Cummings Highway.
Police spokeswoman Evie West tells Channel 3, the child was left in the van for about 20 minutes while the temperature was about 93 degrees outside.
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