Independence Co. inmate walks away twice in 3 days

BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say an Independence County jail inmate walked away from an inmate work detail twice in three days.

The sheriff's office told The Batesville Daily Guard that 25-year-old Edgar Mario Ibarra first walked away last Thursday from a recycling center where he was working. A deputy sheriff later spotted Ibarra and returned him to the county jail.

The sheriff's office says Ibarra again escaped a work detail on Saturday and was later found at a home in the Floral area. Details of the second escape were not immediately released.

Ibarra was originally arrested earlier this month on an assault complaint.

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