UPDATE: 2 Time Benewah County Jail Escapee Arrested - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: 2 Time Benewah County Jail Escapee Arrested

BENEWAH COUNTY, Idaho - The Benewah County Sheriff's Office reports a Department of Correction inmate who escaped from the county jail overnight is now back in custody, less than 24 hours after his escape.

Jesse John Wilkenson also known as Jesse Brebner, (IDOC #96482), was recaptured without incident about 6:30 this evening approximately 3 miles outside of St. Maries, the Benewah County Sheriff*s Office.

Benewah County deputies, St. Maries and Plummer City police officers and Tribal officers were all involved in the arrest on Highway 5.
According to a Benewah County deputy, Wilkenson is now locked down in a maximum security cell in the facility.

Wilkenson, IDOC #96482, escaped from the jail just about 12:15 this morning. He was serving a sentence for a burglary conviction, but was in the jail awaiting charges associated with a July escape.

If convicted of the latest escape, Wilkenson faces the possibility of an additional five-year prison sentence.

Sheriff Robert Kirts plans to issue a news release regarding the escape and recapture tomorrow.

Previous Coverage:

ST. MARIES, Idaho - An Idaho Department of Correction inmate escaped from a county jail early Tuesday morning, the second time he's fled authorities this year.

Jesse John Wilkenson, who also uses the last name of Brebner, escaped from Benewah County Jail just after midnight.

The 20-year-old Wilkenson was serving a sentence for a burglary conviction, but was in the jail awaiting charges from a July escape from the jail.

He fled captivity July 15 after a judge sentenced him to a 365-day prison substance abuse treatment program.

After that escape, he was captured 5 days later in Kootenai County.

Wilkenson now faces an additional five-year prison sentence if convicted in this latest escape.

Benewah County Undersheriff Larry Sotin won't release details of Wilkenson's latest flight from justice until an initial inquiry is completed.

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