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Prisoner captured after escaping Vegas mental hospital

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Jay Cantrell (SOURCE: NV Dept. of Corrections) Jay Cantrell (SOURCE: NV Dept. of Corrections)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A prisoner who escaped a mental hospital Monday in Las Vegas was captured Tuesday afternoon in northwest Arizona.

Nevada Department of Corrections said Jay Cantrell, 51, was apprehended near Kingman, AZ at about 3 p.m.

According to NDOC, Cantrell broke a window and escaped the Muri Stein Hospital near Charleston and Jones Boulevards at about 6:40 p.m. Monday.

He was sentenced to eight to 20 years in prison on a "habitual criminal" conviction.

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