Video shows inmate escaping Payette County Jail

PAYETTE, Idaho (KBOI) -- An inmate is on the loose after escaping from the Payette County Jail Tuesday morning.

The Payette Police Department says Nicholas Grove escaped the jail at 8:36 a.m. He was last spotted wearing a white T-shirt and black boxers.

The Payette County Sheriff's Office says Grove escaped by scaling the yard fence over the razor wire and then ran off. | Watch the Escape

"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," said Lt. Andy Creech of the Payette County Sheriff's Office.

Creech says the detention deputy was just inside the open cafeteria door about 50 feet away when Grove made his move. It took him about 15 seconds for him to climb the fence and go over the wire.

He cut himself along the way, but it's unclear how badly he was hurt.

Officers gave chase but the inmate got away and immediately became the focus of a manhunt involving several law enforcement agencies.

So how did this happen in broad daylight?

"The sheriff's office is going to review the facility here and the recreation yard and see what we can do from preventing this from happening again," Creech said.

The last time an inmate went over the fence about 10 years ago, he cut himself so bad on the razor wire, he never got too far.

Grove has been in jail since Aug. 15 for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, possession of burglary tools and an invalid license.

Anyone who spots Grove is asked to call police immediately.