A 16 year old is in custody and a Schoolcraft County Jail inmate was moved to maximum security as the result of a foiled jail break on Saturday. Authorities say the inmate planned to jump the fence when inmates were released for exercise in the yard. Officials say he planned to use stairs to help climb the fence and hop onto the roof. He was planning to leave the area using a car planted by the 16 year old which was located across the street. Deputies caught wind of the plan after investigating phone conversations between the inmate and the teenager.
"This is a very dangerous individual. He's a parolee of the Michigan Department of Corrections; it would be very bad if he got out. Their escape attempted was squashed because of the dedicated employees that were doing their job and uncovered the plot," said Schoolcraft County Sheriff, Grant Harris.
Names and further information about the pair is being withheld pending arraignment.