Escaped inmate John Saatio captured in Costa Rica

Published: Jun. 10, 2016 at 2:40 PM EDT
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Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean reports that escaped inmate John Wesley Saatio has been arrested in Costa Rica by Costa Rican authorities.

Officials say after his identity was confirmed, the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office is working with the FBI and Costa Rican government to have him deported back to the USA. Houghton County Prosecutor Mike Makinen is working with US Department of Justice Officials work to effectuate extradition from Costa Rica and returned for local charges.

Saatio escaped from custody on June 19, 2015 from the jail while being returned from a court hearing. He's charged with home invasion, destruction of police property, probation violation and is a registered sex offender. Saatio is alleged to have broken into a Franklin Township home in May 2015.