Payette, Idaho: Escaped Inmate Arrested After Posting Selfies at Mexican Resort Online

Payette, Idaho: Escaped Inmate Arrested After Posting Selfies at Mexican Resort Online


PAYETTE, Idaho — An escaped inmate, on the run more than a year after he scaled over a razor wire fence at an Idaho jail, was taken back into custody on Friday.


Police and U.S. Marshals said Nicholas Grove’s social media posts helped lead to his re-capture. His Facebook posts included selfie photos of where he was staying and references to Cancun, Mexico.

“I’ve had more help from total strangers than any of my ‘friends’ or family,'” Grove wrote on Facebook following his escape.

Police said Grove’s Facebook posts helped in the investigation.

“Social media certainly played a role originally because this certain individual bragged about his escape on Facebook,” U.S. Marshal Brian Underwood said.

Grove was jailed initially for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, possession of burglary tools and an invalid license.

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