FBI offers reward for information on Cook County Jail detainee who escaped

Jahquez Scott, 21, escaped the jail May 2 after allegedly promising to pay another man $1,000 to agree to let him steal his identity to secure release, officials said.

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The FBI announced they were offering a reward for an inmate who escaped the Cook County Jail May 2, 2020.

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The FBI is offering a $2000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a detainee who escaped the Cook County Jail by disguising himself as another inmate.

Jahquez Scott escaped the jail May 2 after allegedly promising to pay another man $1,000 to agree to let him steal his identity to secure release, according to Cook County sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari.

Scott, 21, had been arrested the day before on a weapons charge while on parole for battery of an officer, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

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