Police catch inmate who escaped jail by carving through brick wall
WGNO / Gregg County
Jace Martin Laws was taken into custody Friday morning after he was found at an auto body business in Smith County, Texas.

via WGNO:

SMITH COUNTY, Texas (WGNO) -- An inmate who escaped a Texas jail by carving through a brick wall has been caught.

Jace Martin Laws was taken into custody Friday morning after he was found at an auto body business in Smith County, Texas, officials said.

Laws, 34, had been sentenced to 70 years for two counts of assault on a police officer, the county sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post Thursday.

The escaped inmate “carved out portions of the brick in the Gregg County South Jail, gaining access to the building infrastructure, and making his way to the exterior Gregg County Courthouse,” the sheriff’s office said.

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