IDOC probationer and accomplice captured after escape from Benewah County Jail
Boise, August 16, 2012 — One of the men who escaped from the Benewah County Jail Thursday was on felony probation and under the supervision of the Idaho Department of Correction.
Tyler James Walton, IDOC #100438, age 20 (DOB: 07/03/1992) was being held at the facility for violating the terms of his probation. Those violations include using marijuana and methamphetamine, associating with individuals involved in criminal activity and absconding from supervision.
On May 20, 2011 in Benewah County, Walton was given a two- to-four year sentence for burglary. At the time of the escape he was under court jurisdiction pending a decision on his probation violation.
Walton is now being held at the Kootenai County Public Safety Building.