IDOC: Men who escaped Idaho prison captured in Wash. state

IDOC: Men who escaped Idaho prison captured in Wash. state »Play Video
Dains, left, and Thomas

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- The two men who officials say escaped a northern Idaho prison over the weekend have been captured.

The Idaho Department of Correction said Monday that 21-year-old Ridge Scott Dains and 20-year-old Caleb Joe Thomas were found driving in a stolen vehicle in Walla Walla, Wash.

Authorities have not said how they believe the two escaped but searchers found footprints going away from the prison.

"These guys are wanted felons," said Sgt. John Burke with the Idaho State Police. "They're dangerous."

"We do have a bulletin out, and our guys are aware of what's going on, we know these guys are out there... but this is a case we really need help from the public," Burke said.

According to Dain's Facebook page, Jerome is his hometown, but he moved to Nampa and went to Nampa High School. Thomas' Facebook page says he lived in Caldwell and went to Caldwell High.

Troopers say Dains is serving time for burglary and he has a history of battery, theft and other violations. He has several tattoos, including one on his right hand across his knuckles that say "Since 92."

Thomas is in jail for grand theft, arson and destruction and alteration or concealment of evidence and has a long list of violations in his history.

The men will soon be transported back to Idaho County and face escaping charges.