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Three inmates charged with trying to escape from court

Three inmates charged with trying to escape from court



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Three inmates from the Utah County Jail were charged with trying to escape from court after attempting to unlock their handcuffs with a paper clip.

Court documents say Ramon Alcala-Ibanez, 35, of Provo, 21-year-old Robert Eager of Lehi and 19-year-old Charles Wheeler of Provo were each charged with attempted escape, a third-degree felony, and possession of an escape device, a second-degree felony.

According to the court documents, the three men were in a holding cell in the Provo district court building when Eager started trying to unlock his cuffs with a concealed paper clip. He then passed the paper clips to the others so they could try to free themselves.

However, a Utah County sheriff's deputy was watching the three men on surveillance camera and caught them.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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