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Escaped Inmate from Idaho Caught After Being Shot by Homeowner in Kellogg

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UPDATE: WALLACE, ID - Authorities say a prisoner who escaped earlier from the county jail in Wallace, Idaho, has been captured after he was shot and wounded by a homeowner.

A Wallace-area resident encountered 48-year-old Roy Bieluch when he went to check on his barking dog Thursday evening. 

The Shoshone County sheriff's office says the resident confronted the stranger, called 911 and ordered the man to stay put. 

The armed homeowner reportedly fired when Bieluch approached him, and the escapee was hit at least once in the leg. 

Sheriff Mitch Alexander said earlier that Bieluch escaped Tuesday night by working his way through a ceiling crawl space in a utility room to reach the jail lobby. 

Bieluch had been jailed since December on charges of burglary, malicious injury to property and petty theft.



The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office says it is searching for an inmate that escaped from the county jail Tuesday night. Sheriff's Deputies say they were notified around 8:20 pm Tuesday that 48-year-old Roy J. Bieluch had escaped from the Shoshone County Jail, which is in Wallace, ID.

Deputies say Bieluch was booked into jail on December 12, 2014 on charges of burglary, malicious injury to property, petit theft and failure to appear in court. Deputies also say that Bieluch used to live in Kellogg.

The Sheriff's Office describes him as 5'09" in height, 200 pounds with a muscular build. He has blue eyes and a shaved head with grey goatee, along with several tattoos.

Deputies say they're still sorting out some of the details, including how Bieluch escaped the jail.

If you've seen Bieluch, or you know anything about where he is, you're asked to call 911 or our business line at 208-556-1114 ext 1.