Authorities capture escaped Idaho inmate and accomplice day after hospital shooting

The inmate who escaped custody in Idaho and the suspect who allegedly helped him have been captured by police.

Skylar Meade, 31, escaped the custody of corrections officers Wednesday at 2:15 a.m. during a transfer back to prison from the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, where he had received treatment. At the hospital, Nicholas Umphenour, 28, allegedly opened fire on the corrections officers, shooting and injuring two. Another corrections officer was shot inadvertently by responding police. Meade and Umphenour were arrested in Twin Falls, Idaho, around 2 p.m. following a brief car chase.

Meade was convicted of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer with a firearm enhancement, along with prior convictions of felony possession of a controlled substance, grand theft, and introduction of contraband into a correctional facility. His 20-year sentence began in 2016. Umphenour was
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