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An escaped prison inmate has been recaptured after being shot by a homeowner who stumbled across the runaway on his property in Wallace, Idaho, police said.
The resident, who was not named by police, confronted Roy Bieluch, 48, on Thursday, after checking on his barking dog, according to the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office.
"The homeowner ordered him to stay where he was, but apparently Bieluch approached the homeowner who then fired multiple handgun rounds at him, striking him at least once in the leg," according to a statement issued by the sheriff.
Bieluch was taken to a local hospital after sheriff’s deputies arrived, the statement added.
Officials had been looking for Bieluch since he broke out of the Shoshone County Jail on Tuesday night. He escaped by climbing through a ceiling panel and crawling until he reached a room that led to the main lobby, officials said in a statement. He then stole an employee’s purse and left through the front door.
Bieluch was being held on charges of burglary, malicious injury to property, petit theft and failing to appear on drug charges.