Attempted murder suspect briefly escapes from northwest Iowa prison

The Dickinson County Sheriff says a jail inmate charged with attempted murder in early May has been charged with another felony for trying to escape from the county jail.

Dickinson County Sheriff Greg Balloun says 19-year-old Caleb Crosby was being escorted to another area of ​​the jail for a medical appointment when he pushed open an unlocked courthouse door and ran. Spirit Lake Police assisted in the capture of Crosby within about a minute.

Crosby was arrested in Osceola County on May 5 after allegedly shooting another man in Montgomery and stealing two different vehicles trying to elude authorities.

The sheriff says the door Crosby used to escape should have been locked.

(Reporting by George Bower, KICD, Spencer)