Inmate who walked away from Clay County Jail is recaptured

Published 10:26 pm Friday, November 24, 2017

MOORHEAD — An inmate who walked away from the Clay County Jail in Moorhead was recaptured after a foot chase.

A police officer noticed the inmate Thursday afternoon because of his orange jail clothing and ordered the man to stop. He fled, and law officers set up a one-block perimeter and called in a police dog from West Fargo, North Dakota.

The inmate tried to flee again but was taken into custody without further incident.

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He was identified as 25-year-old James Wingo. It wasn’t immediately clear how he was able to walk away from the jail.