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Inmate back in custody after jail escape in northern Utah

March 21, 2021 GMT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — An inmate is back in custody after escaping a county jail in northern Utah by scaling two fences.

Cache County sheriff’s officials say 37-year-old Cecil Vijil was outside for recreation time when he scaled the yard fence and an outer perimeter fence at the jail Sunday morning. Authorities say he ran into the fields next to the jail, removed his outer clothing and armed himself with a board.

Officers with the sheriff’s office and the Logan City Police Department set up a large perimeter and kept Vijil in sight. They convinced him to return to custody about an hour after he escaped.


Vijil was examined by medical staff and returned to jail. Charges stemming from the escape will be reviewed by the Cache County Attorney’s Office.