Bennington Man Escapes From Jail Cell

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Bennington police are looking for a man who escaped from a jail cell.

Lt. Lloyd Dean says 26-year-old William Mayer, of Bennington, was placed inside a holding cell by the Department of Corrections staff while they were doing paperwork. He was last seen in his cell around 12:30 Thursday afternoon.

The Bennington Banner reports that Mayer is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. Police say he is balding and had several days’ growth of facial hair.

Mayer had been wearing jeans and a long sleeve camouflage shirt.

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