Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Shinn reported to the Marion County Commissioners Monday on a foiled escape attempt last week at the Marion County Jail.

Shinn told the commissioners he was contacted by U.S. Marshals on June 6th with information about an attempted escape from the jail.

Shinn said that, while there was no imminent escape, there was apparently a plan in place by three inmates to break out.

Shinn reported that he was meeting with a local contractor to start the process of repairing the damage that had been done to the jail.