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Community relieved after inmate's arrest

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WALLACE, Idaho -

Shoshone County Sheriff Mitch Alexander says he was relieved when he got the phone call Thursday night that escaped inmate Roy Bieluch was in custody.

"I was really happy, I was born and raised here, everybody knows everybody, it's like everybody's family. I worry about the citizens out there, I worry about the deputies. " Alexander said.

Wallace resident, and Marine, Brian Becker spotted Bieluch near his house and shot him with a 9mm semi automatic hand gun. The sheriff says the was able to detain Bieluch with one shot, which injured Bieluch in both legs.

The sheriff says Wallace is a small town, where people know how to take care of themselves, and he thinks Becker was justified in shooting Bieluch.

"I stand with Becker. I think he did the right thing. I don't think there will be a problem; I think he was within the law," Alexander said.

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