IDOC inmate escapes from Benewah County

Jesse John Wilkenson, aka Brebner

BOISE, September 13, 2011 – The Benewah County Sheriff’s Office reports a Department of Correction inmate escaped from the county jail overnight.  

Jesse John Wilkenson aka Brebner, IDOC #96482, escaped from the jail just after midnight. The county has launched an investigation. Escape details won’t be released until more of the basic information is completed according to Undersheriff Larry Sotin.

Wilkenson was serving a sentence for a burglary conviction, but was in the jail awaiting charges associated with a July escape from the jail. He escaped July 15th after a judge sentenced him to a 365-day prison treatment program and was captured 5 days later in Kootenai County.

A warrant has been issued and local law enforcement alerted. The 20-year-old Wilkenson is white, 5’8” and 146 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. If you see Wilkenson please call 911.

Wilkenson now faces an additional five-year prison sentence if convicted of the latest escape.

Story published: 09/13/2011
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