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Escaped inmate captured in Ennis

A Kaufman County jail inmate who had been taken to the hospital after telling jailers he was ill, escaped Wednesday morning and led police on a high speed chase down I-45 all the way to Ennis.
“I have never seen so many police cars involved in a chase,” said Cody Manning who was traveling along I-45 near Wilmer on his way to Ennis early yesterday morning when he says the first police car sped past him. “After I started counting there were 17 cars – some Dallas, some Highway Patrol and some I didn’t see the names – that passed me with their lights on. I don’t know how many passed before I actually started counting.”
The inmate escaped from Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman, stole a car and traveled along Interstate 20 before exiting on to I-45 South.
Officers were finally able to spike the vehicle’s tires and captured him at about 6:45 near Ennis.
According to the Kaufman County Sheriff’s office, Robert Odell, 38, from Navarro County, was a contract inmate in the Kaufman County jail facing multiple charges, including several aggravated assaults.
A spokesperson for the Kaufman County Sheriff’s office said Odell could face an escape charge on top of the charge he now faces for stealing a car.

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