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Kalkaska, Mich (The Weekly Vice) - Derek Lavis, a 45-year-old Michigan man, was jailed Monday after he allegedly tried to free his girlfriend from the county jail by repeatedly ramming his vehicle into its outside wall.
According to the Kalkaska County Sheriff's Office, corrections officers were alerted at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday when they heard a loud banging sound against the jail's north-facing wall.
When deputies looked to see what was creating the noise, they found a Chevy Suburban that was repeatedly being rammed against the wall.
When the driver, later identified as Derek Lavis, saw that he had been spotted, he fled the scene.
Detectives say Lavis was attempting to free a woman who was being detained inside the jail. Although Lavis appeared to have known the woman's location inside the jail, the woman has denied having prior knowledge of the jail-break attempt. She has not yet been charged in the case.
Lavis was arrested at 9 a.m.. Monday morning after he was located in a wooded area about 12 miles south of the jail.
He was booked into jail and charged with attempted aiding of a prisoner escape and malicious destruction of a building.
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