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Artesia Detention Center inmate escapes hospital

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Joseph R Jiminez, 27, was serving a 24-day sentence in the Artesia Detention Center on charges of violating probation for an alleged battery when he escaped from police custody Wednesday.

Jimenez, according to detention officers, had beaten his head against the wall of his jail cell, saying he was insane. Jimenez asked for medical treatment, the report says, and was picked up by Artesia Police Department Cpl. Gregory Hall for transportation to Artesia General Hospital. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.


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