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Jail balcony jumper identified

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Police: No reason for inmate’s leap established

By Damon Lawrence

Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said the inmate who jumped from the balcony in one of the jail’s housing pods last week is Dustin Sargent.
He and Elizabeth Cureton were arrested on Feb. 1 for promotion of methamphetamine and simple possession.
The two were in a car that allegedly contained morphine pills and meth-making materials.
The incident at the jail happened on Feb. 5.
Phillips said Sargent didn’t provide a motive for jumping.


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