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Inmate faces charges after jail escape

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SCIPIO, Millard County — Wasatch County prosecutors on Monday filed charges against an inmate who escaped from the Wasatch County Jail last week.

Millard County prosecutors were also planning to file charges Monday against James C. Parker after he was captured Sunday by sheriff's deputies and the Utah Highway Patrol. Wasatch County prosecutors filed one count Friday of escaping from custody, a third-degree felony, against the 31-year-old Parker.

Parker had been on the run since Thursday and remained in the Millard County Jail Monday morning.

Deputy Millard County Attorney Dexter Anderson said his office would be charging Parker with possession of a stolen vehicle, a second-degree felony, evading police officers and criminal mischief, both third-degree felonies. According to police, Parker climbed two fences with razor wire and escaped during outdoor recreation at the Wasatch County Jail about 9 p.m. Thursday. Blood at the scene indicated Parker was injured during his escape.

Parker had been serving time for assault on a police officer, vehicle theft, possession of a dangerous weapon and domestic violence, among other things, according to police.