Nick Grove, inmate who escaped Payette County Jail, arrested

PAYETTE, Idaho (KBOI) -- Nicholas Grove, who allegedly escaped the Payette County Jail in the summer of 2014 by scaling over a razor wire fence, is now in custody, the U.S. Marshals said Friday.

On the morning of Aug. 26 2014, The Payette County Sheriff's Office said Grove escaped after climbing over the fence and then running off. The escape was captured on video surveillance.

"Within seconds, he was able to scale over and through that razor wire, and to the other side before the detention deputy was able to get to him," Lt. Andy Creech of the Payette County Sheriff's Office said at the time.

Soon after his escape, Grove took to social media detailing the days after his alleged escape.

"I've had more help from total strangers than any of my "friends" or family," Grove wrote on Facebook.

He also apparently wasn't shy about his postings. Several of his posts, including his residence, alluded to living in Mexico, possibly in Cancun.

"Social media certainly played a roll originally because this certain individual bragged about his escape on Facebook," said Brian Underwood, a U.S. Marshal who has been working on the case.

Investigators ultimately arrested him in Tulum, Mexico over a year later. Now he's been brought back to the United States, but U.S. Marshals aren't releasing the details of his current location.

Grove had been in the Payette County Jail for charges on unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, possession of burglary tools and an invalid license.

Now, Grove sits behind bars once again.

"He caused us some grief and so we're glad to see that he's off the streets," Payette County Sheriff Chad Huff said. "Ultimately, he'll get his day in court in Payette County and we're thankful again for the Marshal."