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Alaska inmate escapes jail, then returns to help fellow inmates break out

May 25, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Alaska inmate escapes jail, then returns to help fellow inmates break out

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An inmate at an Alaska minimum-security facility who managed to escape returned a few hours later, but not to surrender, Newsminer.com reported.

According to Alaskan authorities, 20-year-old Joshua Yaska fled from a low-security facility in Fairbanks around one a.m. after jumping out a window.

A short time later, Yaska entered a woman’s home through a backyard sliding door, swiped the keys to her vehicle and fled in her Suzuki SUV.

He then managed to break into the Caboose Coffee stand, tipped over the cash register and made off with a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon along with a case of Mountain Dew.

Cops said Yaska returned to the facility around 4:20 a.m. in an attempt to “aid in the escape of other prisoners” and even tried to hit an employee at the halfway house with the SUV.

Police discovered the stolen Suzuki crashed into a tree with cans of Mountain Dew, and Pabst Ribbon littered all around the vehicle.  Cops later arrested him for trying to break into a home of a relative.

Yaska was arraigned in a Fairbanks court on a new set of charges including third-degree assault, first- and second-degree burglary and second-degree theft, all felonies, as well as a misdemeanor second-degree escape.

His rap sheet includes misdemeanor convictions for misconduct, assault, and violating the conditions of his release.

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