Inmate captured after jumping from transport van
Alaska State Troopers say an inmate is back in custody after jumping out of a transport van and hiding out in an abandoned car in Juneau Wednesday afternoon.
According to an online dispatch, around 2:33 p.m., an Alaska State Trooper Court Service Officer was transporting multiple inmates in a van from Juneau Court to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center when one of the prisoners jumped out the window.
"Just prior to Anka Street, a 25-year-old male inmate kicked out the side security window screen and door window," troopers said. "The male whom was wearing belly chains and an LCCC inmate uniform then exited through the window and fled on foot."
AST, Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Police and park rangers set up a perimeter and found him hiding in a car nearly 20 minutes later.
"At approximately [2:50 p.m.], the inmate was located hiding in an abandoned car on Jenkins Drive and taken back into custody without further incident," troopers wrote.
Damages to the van are estimated to be in excess of $3,000.
Troopers say the inmate who was originally held on multiple counts of burglary, theft, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, misconduct involving a controlled substance, and criminal trespass is now facing additional charges of escape and criminal mischief.
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