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A man jailed on a drug charge jumped from a second floor of a courthouse in eastern Illinois Thursday morning, injuring himself when he landed on the building's main floor, authorities in Coles County said.

According to reports, Chief Deputy Kerry Whitley of the Coles County Sheriff's Office says the inmate was taken to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and was expected to recover.

Jail records show the man, Anthony B. McFarland, 53, had been arrested and jailed last week for a methamphetamine precursor charge. He was among a group deputies had escorted to the courthouse for court appearances.

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