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Federal Inmate Back In Custody After Scaling Two Fences, Escaping County Jail

Local law enforcement had an eventful Sunday Morning after an inmate escaped from the Cache County Jail but is now back in custody.

Cecil Vijil, a 38-year-old a federal inmate being held at the jail, escaped from the recreation yard around 11:15 a.m. According to a statement from Sheriff’s Office Lt. Doyle Peck, Vijil scaled the recreation yard fence as well as an outer perimeter fence and continued to flee on foot.


“Corrections deputies attempted to apprehend Mr. Vijil, but he was able to escape and ran into fields next to the jail,” Peck wrote. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.