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Prisoner Caught After Escaping Las Vegas Hospital

The prisoner was on the run for less than 24 hours.

A man was captured by authorities April 11 after escaping a Las Vegas hospital a day earlier.

Jay Thomas Cantrell, 51, was apprehended by Arizona law enforcement officials near Kingman, Arizona, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections.

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Cantrell was under the supervision of Muri Stein Hospital security officers when he broke a window and jumped from the building around 6:40 p.m. April 10.

The prisoner had been undergoing an evaluation in the hospital since March and was serving a sentence for grand larceny.

Cantrell will be returned to High Desert State Prison. He is expected to face additional charges.

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