NICI escapees captured

mugshots of dains and thomas

BOISE, January 20, 2014 – The two men who escaped from the North Idaho Correctional Institution in Cottonwood early Saturday are back in custody.

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office says Caleb Joe Thomas, IDOC #102887 and Ridge Scott Dains, IDOC #108571 were captured while driving a stolen vehicle near Walla Walla, Washington. 

Thomas and Dains escaped from NICI shortly after midnight (PTS) Saturday. IDOC is conducting a thorough review of the events that led up to the escape.

Thomas and Dains will be returned to Idaho County where they face the possibility of new charges related to their escape.

Story published: 01/20/2014
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