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Man arrested for making weapon in jail, threatening officer

A man who authorities arrested this month for failing to return to jail allegedly made a weapon out of a toothbrush and threatened to kill a corrections officer at Davison County Jail.

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A man who authorities arrested this month for failing to return to jail allegedly made a weapon out of a toothbrush and threatened to kill a corrections officer at Davison County Jail.

Jeremy Moore, 40, of Mitchell, was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of unauthorized articles in jail, a class 2 felony that is punishable upon conviction of up to 25 years in prison.

Court documents say Davison County Jail staff found Moore "making a weapon" and "shaving down the sides of the toothbrush to make it sharp." Moore allegedly admitted to making a weapon, but said it was for self-defense because of statements made to him by other inmates.

But Moore was in administrative lockdown and did not have contact with other inmate, and about an hour before making the weapon he "threatened to kill a corrections officer," court documents state.

Moore was charged with threatening a law enforcement officer, a class 1 misdemeanor. He was also charged for possession of prescription/non-prescription drugs or controlled substances, a class 4 felony, when Davison County Jail staffers observed Moore receiving an item, Bupropion, under his jail door from another inmate. A class 4 felony is punishable upon conviction by up to 10 years in prison.

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In early March, local authorities were searching for Moore after he failed to return to jail from furlough. He was on the loose for three days and eventually apprehended when staffers of the Quality Inn on South Burr recognized him and contacted law enforcement. Police found marijuana, methamphetamine and marijuana wax in the hotel room Moore was staying in, and Moore allegedly admitted to using methamphetamine

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