Inmate walks out of jail
An inmate at the Haywood County Jail slipped out the front door over the weekend, but was taken back into custody shortly thereafter.
Jim Schick, jail administrator, said around 6 p.m. Sunday, one of the correctional center staff went to the room to check on the inmates.
The women held in the facility adjacent to the jail called the Annex, are checked on twice every hour and are usually under surveillance by two staff members at all times.
But because it was during a shift change, only one officer was making the rounds, he said.
The woman went into the room, which is dorm style rather than individual cells, to check on inmate activity. When she did, one of the inmates asked her to take a dirty mattress to the laundry room.
While carrying the mattress from the room, Misty Medford, 30, ran ...