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Escaped Morgan County Inmate Recaptured In Martinsville
Updated July 21, 2016 5:00 AM
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(MARTINSVILLE) - A Morgan County Jail inmate who failed to return from a work-release program has been recaptured.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says 31-year-old James R. Baker was taken into custody without incident Wednesday afternoon. A tip led authorities to find Baker at a house on the north side of Martinsville.

Baker was one of four inmates who worked overnight at a Mooresville business. They got off work around 3 a.m. Tuesday. One of the inmates drove all four back to the facility to check back in, but Baker did not do so.

Baker was serving time for a probation violation.



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