SCOTT SONNERThe Associated Press

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October 3, 2012
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Deputies search hills for escapee

Deputies searched mountain canyons and abandoned mine shafts around Virginia City on Tuesday after a prisoner escaped by locking a jailer in his cell a day earlier and fleeing into the rugged hills surrounding the historic Comstock mining district.Jeremy James Morales, 38, was facing sentencing Monday on a sexual assault charge when he escaped from Storey County Jail in Virginia City by hiding in the shadows of his cell and getting past the deputy who came to check on him.Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro said authorities were investigating the escape and had no other details. Morales was described as weighing …

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