A 19-year-old Guntown resident charged with 11 counts of bad check writing was back in custody Saturday, after escaping from the Lee County Jail Thursday.

Mot Agnew, Route 1 Box 23, Guntown, was reportedly released after another inmate used a three-way phone located inside the jail to call the jailer and impersonate a judge.

"He told the jailer that he was the judge and that charges against (Agnew) had been dropped," said Lee County Sheriff Harold Ray Presley. "So the jailer acted on that and released him. Later, we found out that wasn't the case."

Agnew was charged with jail escape. Bond had not been set Saturday.

Richard Beasley, 33, was charged with aiding and abetting in connection with the incident. The Sherman resident was being held on multiple counts of burglary. He was also charged with cocaine possession.

No action was taken against the jailer who released Agnew, Presley said.

-Monique Harrison

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