Ark. prisoner slashes self after escape attempt

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    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - A convicted rapist from Sebastian County serving a 13-year prison sentence slashed his wrists and throat after seeing he was about to get caught during an escape attempt.

    Correction Department spokeswoman Shea Wilson says 40-year-old Roy Hoggard got on the roof of a boiler room at about 11 a.m. Saturday and was trying to cut through a fence that surrounds the roof.

    Wilson says that set off an alarm, after which Hoggard hid under a vent cover. Guards found him with the throat and wrist wounds. Hoggard was being treated at a hospital but his condition wasn't immediately available.

    Hoggard was locked up at the Randall Williams unit in Pine Bluff where he was serving time for two rape convictions.

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