Iowa man pleads guilty to charges in escape from Webster County Jail laundry room

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FORT DODGE, Iowa — A man who broke his arm while climbing out of a vent at the Webster County Jail has pleaded guilty to escaping.

The Messenger reports ( ) 32-year-old George Johnson entered the plea Monday on charges of escape from custody and second-degree criminal mischief.

Johnson and another man escaped the jail in Fort Dodge in August while doing laundry. They used sheets they tied together as a makeshift rope to escape through a vent. Johnson fell three stories and was taken to an area hospital.

The other man was captured a few days later and has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the escape.

Johnson faces up to 15 years in prison on each charge when he is sentenced later this month.

Information from: The Messenger,

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