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Inmate Locks Guards, Sheriff's Deputy In Cell During Jail Search

(CBS/AP)
Inmate Locks Guards, Sheriff's Deputy In Cell During Jail Search
(CBS/AP)

PARAGOULD, Ark. (CBS/AP) An Arkansas inmate locked three guards and a sheriff's deputy in a cell at the Greene County Jail while the officers were conducting a search for contraband.

Sheriff Dan Langston chalked it up to a lack of training.

The Paragould Daily Press reported that the incident happened on Oct. 10, when inmate Jacob Rodden ran out of the cell, shut the door and inserted the security pin, confining the officers inside with some of the inmates they were searching.

Rodden, who then locked himself in a visitation booth, was placed in indefinite lockdown.

That's a whole lotta lockin' goin' on.

The four officers were rescued by a jail matron, without incident.

Sheriff Langston says the officers won't be disciplined.