Arizona inmate arrested for refusing to leave his cell

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 25 at 3:25 PM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Most people can't wait to leave jail, but one northern Arizona inmate has been charged with trespassing after refusing to leave the Coconino County lockup.
 
Coconino County Sheriff's Office spokesman Gerry Blair says 44-year-old Martin Batieni Kombate was arrested in Flagstaff last week for trespassing and was scheduled for release Monday on his own recognizance on the charge.
 
But when detention officers from the sheriff's office showed up to escort him out, Kombate allegedly said he wasn't leaving and was staying because he couldn't find his wallet.
 
Blair tells The Associated Press that Kombate was disorderly in a jail cell, would not leave, so the police were called and Kombate was arrested.
 
Blair says Kombate remains in jail.
 

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