FORT HALL, Idaho-- Six inmates who escaped from the Fort Hall Jail by crawling through a ceiling vent have been apprehended.
Thirty-eight-year-old Sonny E. Ballard of Fort Hall was the last to be captured by Pocatello Police around 6 p.m. Sunday evening. The five others were caught in the morning.
Corrections spokesman Greg Sage says the escape occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday when the inmates apparently used a nail clipper to remove a ceiling vent grate in their jail cell, crawled into an adjoining court room and escaped.
The escape occurred just five days before inmates were to be moved to the new Shoshone-Bannock Justice Center Corrections Facility.
Police from Fort Hall, Chubbuck, Pocatello, Bannock County and Idaho State police departments responded to the escape call.