Search on for 2 escapees from NICI

BOISE, January 18, 2014 – The Idaho Department of Correction is searching for two men who escaped from the North Idaho Correctional Institution in Cottonwood.

Caleb Joe Thomas, IDOC #102887 and Ridge Scott Dains, IDOC #108571 were discovered missing shortly after 12 a.m. (PT). The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office was notified and IDOC’s Correctional Emergency Response Team was activated. Searchers found footprints in the snow going away from the prison. The search is still underway.

Thomas is 20 years old (DOB: 03/21/1993), white with a light complexion.  He is six-feet-one-inch tall, weighs 186 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair. His criminal record includes convictions in Canyon and Payette counties for solicitation to commit perjury, 1st degree arson, destruction of evidence and grand theft.

Dains is 21 years old (DOB: 02/02/1992), white with a fair complexion. He is five-feet-one-inch tall, weighs 140 pounds and has hazel eyes and brown hair. His criminal record includes a burglary conviction in Canyon County.

People with information about the whereabouts of Thomas and Dains should immediately contact their local law enforcement agency.

Story published: 01/18/2014
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