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John CabreraA Genesee County Jail inmate tried to escape Monday night. 22-year-old John Cabrera went missing for about a half an hour before he was recaptured by officers.

Deputies noticed he was missing shortly after 11p.m. Cabrera was found hiding in the basement of the building.

Cabrera was taken to UMMC for treatment on minor scrapes he received during the attempt.

Genesee County Undersheriff William Sheron said this was the first attempted escape in more than a decade.

We take this attempted escape very seriously, the subject very fortunately did not exit the building it self but there will be personally additional criminal charges for him and probably an escape charge and other related charges relating to the event,” said Sheron.

Cabrera has been in jail since Saturday, he is accused of burglarizing St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Batavia

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