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County reacted quickly to escapees

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Reverse 911 enacted; Officers directed to wear bullet-proof vests

By Molly Haines

When prisoners Bobby Cockerell, Jerry Sargent and Christopher Marshall escaped from an Indiana prison March 20 and made their way to Carroll County, Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond took every precaution to ensure that citizens of the county stayed alert and aware.

Hammond said he and his deputies worked long hours throughout the county to keep an eye out for the escapees.

“We stayed on patrol 24 hours a day,” Hammond said. “We had perimeters set up through Wheatley and New Liberty and extra patrol throughout the county.”


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