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Daviess County Inmate Escapes Custody
Updated February 16, 2016 7:27 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(WASHINGTON) - The Daviess County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating an inmate who escaped custody Monday night after being taken to a Washington hospital.

Daviess Community Hospital contacted the sheriff's department at 10:54 p.m. to report that 23-year-old Shane Michael Allen Cates of Washington had escaped through a second story window at the hospital.

Officers searched the area but were unable to locate Cates.

Cates was booked into the jail December 22 on a charge of felony battery causing injury.

Cates is 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information on Cates' whereabouts is asked to call the Daviess County Sheriff's Department at 1-812-254-1060. Callers may remain anonymous.

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