Man who escaped from Valley City jail apprehended

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a Valley City jail earlier this month has been apprehended.

Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin tells KOVC radio that 20-year-old Travis Dethlefs of Carrington was arrested at a motel room in Fargo about 10 p.m. Friday.

Dethlefs was being held in the Barnes County jail on a probation revocation.

He has prior convictions for burglary, possession of marijuana and theft of property.

Authorities say Dethlefs and Ryan Thomas of Mandan escaped on June 6 when they kicked open a fire escape door while on a cleaning detail.

Thomas remains at large.