FARGO — Fargo police have arrested a Clay County Jail inmate who escaped from a work detail in neighboring Moorhead, Minn., at about 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3.
Officers began searching for Jonathan Randall Evitt, 29, of Moorhead who escaped custody on foot during the work detail, according to Fargo police.
Someone called emergency dispatchers reporting a suspicious man wearing orange and running through downtown Fargo.
A Fargo officer found Evitt in the 1000 block of Fifth Avenue North. He fled from police but was eventually caught in the 400 block of 11th Street North.
Evitt was arrested on suspicion of refusing to halt and as a fugitive from justice. He was originally in jail on felony charges of third-degree burglary.