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Fort Yukon Police Arrest Escapee

Defendant Arraigned at Fairbanks Correctional Center

A Fairbanks man who escaped from the Fort Yukon Police station a week ago was taken into custody on Tuesday and is now being held at Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Alaska State Troopers
Donald George Carroll Jr.

41-year-old Donald George Carroll Jr. was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on some of the charges against him, which include escape, related to his Sept. 22 breakout from a cell at the Fort Yukon Police station.

“He busted through an upper part of the wall at the jail facility and went in through another room and got out,” says Fort Yukon Police Chief Theo Capes. He added that police arrested Carroll again Monday after getting a tip he was staying at a Fort Yukon residence.

“He was actually arrested again day before yesterday and held again overnight in the jail facility,” Capes said Tuesday.

Alaska State Troopers brought Carroll to Fairbanks Correctional Center Tuesday. An FCC booking officer confirmed that Carroll was arraigned on some but not all charges against him later Tuesday. The officer could not say which charges he was arraigned-on.

According to an online court-records search, those offenses include escape and escape related to disabling an electronic monitor he’d been required to wear.

An Trooper advisory issued Thursday stated that several warrants had been issued for Carroll’s arrest. It also stated he was considered dangerous and it advised that he should not approached, if seen.

The online court records indicate Carroll’s criminal history dates back to at least 2013, and includes charges of assault, probation and parole violations and domestic-violence-related offenses.

Tim Ellis has been working as a KUAC reporter/producer since 2010. He has more than 30 years experience in broadcast, print and online journalism.