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Inmate escapes from mental hospital

Posted at 7:04 AM, Apr 11, 2017

Police are searching for an inmate and mental patient who escaped from a hospital near Charleston and Jones Monday night.

51-year-old Jay Cantrel has a lengthy criminal history, according to officials. He has also been a patient at the hospital since March.

Cantrel is described as a white adult male, 6 feet tall, and has a tattoo of a clown behind jail bars on his left shoulder.