Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Drunk tried to break INTO jail
A jailbreak usually involves someone trying to get out of jail, but police in Medford, Orgon arrested a man trying to break into the County Jail early Monday morning.
At 4:10 a.m., sheriff's deputies at the jail spotted a man scrambling over a tall fence that surrounds a secure lot where arresting officers unload potential prisoners and escort them inside. Jail officials met the man on the ground and contacted police.
The jailbreaker, James DeVore, told police that he was distraught over the death of his mother and that he had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana, and went to the jail to ask for assistance. When he didn't get an answer at the front entrance, he decided to go around to the back.
Medford police charged him with disorderly conduct and trespassing.
However, the two criminal charges didn't get DeVore into the jail. He was taken to the county's sobering center, referred to a mental health program and cited to appear in court later. (Info from MailTribune.com)