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Inmate escapes Klamath County Jail

‘Frito bandit’s’ successful escape was the first in 23 years

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Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 11:34 pm, Fri Oct 5, 2012.

A man nicknamed the “Frito bandit” escaped from custody at the Klamath County Jail early Thursday while on work detail.

Kenneth Robert Banes, 25, has a lengthy criminal record for non-violent crimes including thefts and burglaries. He was being held at the jail on a parole violation.

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