Inmate attempts escape at Mitchell jailJailers in Mitchell foiled a July 20 escape attempt by Jacob Stulken, 22, of Mitchell, a prisoner at the Davison County Jail.
By: Ross Dolan, The Daily Republic
Jailers in Mitchell foiled a July 20 escape attempt by Jacob Stulken, 22, of Mitchell, a prisoner at the Davison County Jail.
As it turned out, Stulken had no place to go and no place to hide.
The story of the escape attempt was told Tuesday at the courthouse to the Davison County Commission during a regular business meeting. The jail is located across town at the county Public Safety Center.
Jail Administrator Don Radel said Stulken kicked out a window frame, dislodging a clear Lexan panel in one of the jail’s segregation cells, and gained access to a jail hallway.
All hallways are sealed with solid, electronically operated doors and are monitored by officers in the jail’s central control room, so Stulken had limited options.
Corrections officers moved in to direct the prisoner back to his cell, but Stulken threatened his jailers with a piece of the window frame he had kicked out.
“He decided not to be cooperative, and he got tased,” Radel said, referring to the use of a Taser gun.
Stulken, who was in jail awaiting a court date on aggravated assault charges, eventually had to be placed in a restraint chair for several hours, Radel said.
The chair allows jailers to strap down uncooperative prisoners in a sitting position for a few hours so they are not able to hurt themselves or others.
Attempted escape and intentional property damage charges could be added to Stulken’s pending charges, Radel said.