Inmate back in custody after stealing car, fleeing work site

St. Anthony, Idaho - An inmate is back in custody after officials say he stole a car at his work site, swapped it for a pickup truck and then crashed the pickup.

The incident happened on Saturday at a rural Fremont County job site.

23-year-old Austin Warren Mitchell was arrested at the site of the accident and booked into the Fremont County Jail. He was serving time for possesion of a controlled substance.

The Idaho Department of Correction says Mitchell will likely face new charges including escape, grand theft and driving under the influence.

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