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UPDATE: Jesse John Wilkenson has been caught. Authorities confirm with KHQ that Wilkenson was caught early Wednesday morning on Conklin Rd. in Kootenai County. Wilkenson was in the company of his mother when he was caught.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Correction says a man who had just been sentenced to prison for burglary has escaped from the Benewah County Jail.

A press release from the department says Jesse John Wilkenson was sentenced to the department's retained jurisdiction program on Friday. Under his sentence, he could have been eligible for probation if he successfully completed a year-long prison treatment program.

But authorities say just a few hours later the 20-year-old Wilkenson escaped from the jail in St. Maries. He is described as being 5 feet and 8 inches tall and 146 pounds, with a medium complexion and brown hair and eyes. The Department of Correction says he also is known to use the name Jesse Brebner.

      
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