The escape incident occurred on May 22nd on Sunday morning at the Fairbanks' North Star Center a minimum-security correctional facility.
The escapee was Joshua Yaska, 20-years-old , who was residing at the facility after a misdemeanor theft and making a false report. He managed to escape the correctional centre by using a bicycle in the early hours of Sunday morning. At 4.20 Am he was spotted making his return to the facility driving a silver SUV in an attempt to aid other inmates to escape the North Star centre, reported by a Daily Dispatch.
Staff members at the facility are taught not to physically restrain any of the inmates at the facility but if inmates violate any of the rules, such as escaping they face the prospect of additional time served at the state minimum-security correctional facility
Joshua drove his way into the parking lot of the correctional facility when he was approached by a staff member on foot. Joshua tried to run over the approaching staff member managing to hit him with his vehicle. Joshua managed to make his second escape from the facility. His current whereabouts are unknown, he has been last seen wearing grey sweatpants and sweatshirt.
Alaska State troops reports reveal that Charges of Escape in the fourth degree and Assault in the third degree have been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office.