On Tuesday afternoon, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Corrections deputies successfully stopped an Adult-In-Custody (AIC) attempting to escape from the Jackson County Jail.
The AIC in question, Negasi Zuberi, 29, who was in jail on a federal hold, now faces additional charges including second-degree attempted escape and first-degree disorderly conduct. Zuberi’s attempt to break through the glass in his cell window was quickly discovered by authorities.
At approximately 12:45 p.m., a Jackson County Maintenance worker, stationed outside the facility, alerted deputies to an unusual noise from within one of the cells. Responding deputies immediately investigated the matter. They found Zuberi, on his bunk bed, and near a window that showed signs of damage.
Due to the reinforced glass of the jail’s exterior windows, Zuberi’s efforts were unsuccessful as he managed to only damage the interior layer. Officials stated the design of the structure prevented him from getting any further in his escape attempt. Further actions by the deputies led to Zuberi’s detention, and his eventual relocation to a more secure cell, without access to any exterior windows.
During a search of the cell, law enforcement officers located an improvised tool believed to have been used by Zuberi, in his attempt to breach the window.
The investigation into this escape attempt is ongoing, with authorities not releasing any additional information at this time.
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