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.