Florida woman poses as fellow inmate to get out of jail

Officials say woman used inmate's name, release papers

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GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. - Investigators are looking into how a Florida woman managed to get out of jail using another inmate's name and release papers.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office said Jessica Arnott pretended to be Jessica Davis and bonded out of jail Monday.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Angela Spears said Arnott signed Davis' release paperwork using Davis' name.

Davis' mother, who was told by jail staff that her daughter had bonded out, spotted Arnott dressed like Davis on the street and stopped her before calling police.

Arnott was returned to the jail. Deputies said she could face charges in addition to the aggravated battery charge for which she was already in jail.

The sheriff's office said it is investigating how the incident happened and whether any jail workers could be disciplined.

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