- Associated Press - Thursday, March 23, 2017

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A Kalispell man who tried to escape from the Flathead County jail a week after he escaped from the Mineral County jail is headed to prison.

The Flathead Beacon reports https://goo.gl/227KZZ ) 27-year-old Zachary Bergman was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison with 10 years suspended. He previously pleaded guilty to attempted escape.

Bergman was found in the ceiling of his cell at the Flathead County jail on Oct. 6. Jail officials determined he had used a toothbrush, an eating utensil and a cup to make a hole in the ceiling.

They also found a letter in his cell that stated, “They said nobody could get out of Alcatraz too but they did.”

The failed attempt came after he was arrested in Kalispell following his escape from the Mineral County jail, where he was being held for auto theft.


Information from: Flathead Beacon, https://www.flatheadbeacon.com

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