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S.L. police nab the 2nd of 3 inmates who fled jail

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Police arrested the second of three jail escapees Friday night.

An anonymous tip just before 5 p.m. led Salt Lake police officers to a salvage yard, 1225 N. Beck St. (450 West), where Clarence Hurt, 24, was supposed to have been working, said Salt Lake County sheriff's Sgt. Jim Potter.Within minutes, officers found Hurt at the yard and arrested him without incident, Potter said. He was back in jail by 5:30 p.m.

Police are investigating where Hurt had been living and whether he used an alias to get employment. They are still looking for Patrick Heaps, 20, who is considered the most dangerous of the three men who broke out of the county jail sometime after a 10 p.m. prisoner count Nov. 12.

Melvin Redmond, 21, Hurt and Heaps were noticed missing Nov. 13 when the men didn't report for breakfast. Police believe the men, who were being housed in an office portion that had been converted into jail space due to overcrowding, crawled through a hole in the ceiling of a shower.

All three men have been charged in 3rd District Court with escape, a third-degree felony. Only Heaps' $100,000 arrest warrant remains to be served.

Redmond was found hiding in his parents' back yard at 8 a.m. Nov. 14 after a young girl saw him crossing her yard a few blocks away.