Jail Escapee Apprehended in Hitchcock County

Jessica Cole

Authorities say an inmate who escaped the Hitchcock County Jail has been captured.

According to Hitchcock County Sheriff D. Bryan Leggott, Jessica M. Cole was apprehended in the basement of a residence less than a block from the county jail at approximately 7:27 p.m.

She was transported to the McCook Community Hospital to be treated for injuries that she sustained during the escape. Following this, Cole will be taken back to the Hitchcock County Jail.

Leggott says 23-year-old Cole escaped from the jail's outdoor exercise yard between 2:45 and 2:55 p.m. on Tuesday.

Incident and investigative reports will be filed with the County Attorney's Office asking that Cole be charged with felony escape.

Court documents indicate she was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on felony drug charges Wednesday.