- Canyon County Sheriff's Office
- Jeffrey Duval (left) and Juan Cervates (right) escaped from the Canyon County Jail on Oct. 1.
UPDATE: October 4, 2016
The two men who escaped from the Canyon County Jail's tent facility on October 1, were taken back into custody October 4. The Canyon County Sheriff's Office confirms that the two were discovered hiding in a Caldwell residence and were taken into custody without incident.
The two inmates are now expected to face additional charges of felony escape and malicious injury to property.
ORIGINAL POST: October 3, 2016
Idaho law enforcement were hunting for two escapees from the Canyon County Jail Monday morning, the fourth such incident in which inmates have slipped away from the lockup in less than a year.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports Jeffrey Duvall and Juan Cervantes escaped from an annex to the jail in the late-night hours of Oct. 1 and were last seen on foot heading eastbound on Chicago Street in Caldwell. Exactly how they managed their escape is still under investigation.
Duvall was being held on charges of attempted strangulation and domestic battery with traumatic injury, while Cervantes was being held on DUI and possession of a controlled substance.
Previous escapes at the jail annex, which is a tent-like structure, included inmates cutting through the tent, cutting through a razor-wire fence and jumping the fence. The tent was installed to help ease overcrowding at the brick-and-mortar jail.