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Inmate escapes from Southampton County Jail

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Posted at 9:56 AM, Apr 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-21 09:59:08-04

An inmate escaped from the Southampton County Jail early Saturday morning.

47-year-old Sherman Charles Hix had been assigned as a trustee.

When Hix was let out the cell to work in the kitchen he escaped out the back of the kitchen.

Hix is 5’11 and 220 pounds. He was in jail for Burglary/Grand Larceny

A manhunt for Hix is in progress. Anyone with information on Hix should call 757-653-2100.