- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) - A top administrator at the regional jail in Devils Lake has resigned after it took more than 30 hours to notice an inmate had escaped.

The Devils Lake Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2sM4WLX ) Capt. Duane Armstrong resigned following the escape last week.

Authorities say 25-year-old Seth Suko escaped from the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center on Thursday and was recaptured on Friday.

Suko was being held on several misdemeanor charges, including fleeing a police officer and reckless driving before his escape.

Authorities say an investigation found that Suko’s escape was “due to the lack of following policies and procedures, as well as insufficient training.”

The jail has had several problems in recent years, including guard misconduct, staffing issues and inmate escapes.


Information from: Devils Lake Journal, https://www.devilslakejournal.com

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