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Police capture inmate who escaped from Lewis County Jail

UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:06 a.m.

NEZPERCE, Idaho – Law enforcement officials on Thursday captured an inmate who escaped from the Lewis County Jail in northern Idaho.

The Latah County Sheriff’s Office told KREM-TV that 54-year-old Derek Bost was captured at about 7:45 a.m. in Juliaetta.

Authorities say Bost slipped wrist restraints on Wednesday afternoon and got into a gray 1992 Jeep Cherokee and drove away.

Police found the vehicle about two hours later in nearby Juliaetta and chased a man running near the river but he disappeared into the woods.

Bost was in custody on nine charges, including burglary and unlawful possession of a firearm.


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