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Inmate manages to escape before returning with vehicle to pick up fellow inmates

By Mason White 2:05 PM May 24, 2016
Prison gates (illustration) 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A prisoner in Alaska, seems to very caring as he was not concerned about his freedom, but that of other inmates.

Alaska State Troopers were called to the Fairbanks’ North Star Center correctional facility about 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, on a report of an inmate who escaped.

The investigation revealed that 20-year-old Joshua Yaska, had escaped from the minimum security prison.

He was last seen wearing grey sweatpants and a sweatshirt, and riding a bicycle away from the facility.

However, at 4:20 a.m., Yaska returned to the correctional facility in a silver Isuzu SUV, and he attempted to help other inmates escape.

While in the North Star Center parking lot, Yaska attempted to strike an employee with his vehicle. Staff members were told not to physically restrain inmates.

At this time, Yaska’s whereabouts are unknown.

Yaska was in state custody while awaiting trial for charges of misdemeanor theft and making a false report, according to online court records.

When he failed to attend his court appearance, a judge issued an arrest warrant. He now faces additional charges of Escape in the fourth degree and Assault in the third degree.