escapee is recaptured in Montana
The second man who escaped from North Idaho Correctional Institute on Monday, April 24, is in custody in Montana where he was arrested late Sunday night.
Edward Williams, 31, escaped while serving a 180-day retained jurisdiction sentence.
Wayne Metzger, 42, also escaped at the same time but was recaptured near Keuterville on Tuesday, April 25.
Williams was serving a sentence for burglary, aggravated battery and grand theft.
Williams was arrested for allegedly trying to break into a car in Dillon, Mont., according to the police report from the Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Office. Williams apparently was working on a ranch in the Dillon area.
According to Idaho County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kirk A. MacGregor, the county will be working toward extradition.
An Idaho Falls man told police he saw Williams trying to break into his car and that he and a friend chased Williams, who got away, according to the police report.
The men gave police a description and Williams was later spotted with a group of men behind a bar.
Williams allegedly told police he was trying to get into the car because he was looking for toilet paper.
After allegedly giving police a wrong name and date of birth, Williams gave his correct name. A computer check showed he was wanted in Idaho. NICI forwarded a photo to the Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Office and Williams was positively identified according to the police report.
He is wanted on five outstanding warrants according to the report.
On Monday, Williams was charged with misdemeanors of disorderly conduct, obstructing a peace office and criminal trespass of a vehicle. He was sentenced to 40 days according to the police report.
Local reports have Williams allegedly stealing a car in the Kooskia area which would explain how he got to Montana.