Update: School lockdowns lifted, escaped Payette County inmate remains on the loose
By Jon Bobango. CREATED Aug 26, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 26, 2014
Update: 10:49 a.m. --Police say the school lockdowns have been lifted by the escaped inmate remains on the loose.
PAYETTE, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities in southwestern Idaho have placed two schools on lockdown and are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Payette County Jail on Tuesday morning.
The Payette Police Department says 27-year-old Nicholas Grove escaped at about 8:30 a.m. by climbing a fence topped with razor wire.
The 5-foot-11, 150-pound Grove was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black boxers.
Police say Payette Primary School and Westside School have been locked down as a precaution.
Grove was arrested earlier this month on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, possession of burglary tools and an invalid license.