Escaped inmate located and arrested in Pocatello

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Michael Edgar McCann

AMERICAN FALLS — Escaped inmate Michael Edgar McCann is back in custody after he was captured by Pocatello police officers Wednesday.

Officers located McCann around 1 p.m. at the Thunderbird Motel in Pocatello, according to a Power County news release.

He was placed into custody and brought back to the Power County Jail where he is now incarcerated.


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McCann originally went missing at 3 a.m. Tuesday when as escaped the jail while on cleaning detail.

McCann was in jail for a drug court violation. He had previously been incarcerated on burglary charges.

It’s unclear how the jail escape will impact his current sentence.

The Power County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public and the Pocatello Police Department for their assistance.

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