Attempted escape at the Oklahoma County Jail

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Escapes at the Oklahoma County Jail - it is a fortress on the west-end of downtown Oklahoma City.

But, last week, someone tried.

About 6:30 a.m. on Monday, as most of the inmates were sound asleep, Kylee Smith, 20, was just getting settled in at the county jail.

According to detention officers, Smith has a background in gymnastics and put those skills to the test.

Jailers report Smith was cuffed to a bar waiting to be processed when she wiggled out of the restraints and went on a little jailhouse adventure.

"She was able to slip a cuff and went into an investigation room and closed the door," said Lt. Charles Avery with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. "She went into that investigative room and up into the ceiling."

Smith made it several feet before her escape was foiled by a deputy with that same knack for climbing.

"One of the detention officers was extremely on his job that day," Avery said. "He recognized that she had possibly went into that interrogation room and went up after her in the ceiling. He used his ability to climb and got up there pretty quick and brought her back down without a major incident."

Those jailhouse acrobatics are going to cost her another criminal charge.

Smith came in on a drug charge from another county.

Oklahoma County is adding a felony for attempted escape.

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