Saturday, January 11, 2014

Idaho Man Charged With Burglary One Day, Jail Escape the Next Day

Posted By on Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM

One day after being charged with burglarizing a local mill, an Orofino man was rearrested Jan. 9 for allegedly trying to escape from jail.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that 47-year-old Christopher Jennings was arrested Jan. 8 at Tri-Pro Forest Products after employees reported several items had been stolen from the mill.

But, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, the very next day Jennings ran past a detention deputy at the county jail and tried to run away. Jennings was stopped at a closed gate in the jail administrative area, according to sheriff's deputies.

Jennings is now being held on a $100,000 bond and faces the first string of charges—two felony counts of burglary and two misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance—at a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The additional charges concerning the alleged escape are expected to follow shortly thereafter.

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