Inmate Shot May Have Had More Elaborate Escape Plans

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Autopsy results from last weeks shooting near Community Hospital show that Grays Harbor County inmate John Gary Lies died of a “contact penetrating gunshot wound of the neck and chest.” Aberdeen Police tell us the failed escape attempt remains under investigation, and that the county employee involved has been placed on paid administrative leave. County Sheriff Mike Wheelan tells us, Lies had a long history with the law “from a number of state, Oklahoma, Alaska. He had a couple of felony warrants and he had been charged with two felonies from Grays Harbor County as well.” Wheelan said with a history of violent felonies and escape, investigators are beginning to look at whether Lies attempted suicide, or if it was staged to get him to the hospital.