Cass inmate used makeshift key to escape, says he felt like 'kid at Christmastime' as he picked lock of leg irons
FARGO - An inmate who escaped custody while being escorted to a transport van at the Cass County Courthouse on Oct. 12 used a makeshift key to undo his handcuffs and leg restraints, according to internal investigative reports and the prosecutor.
Francisco Ayala Jr., 25, of West Fargo, pleaded guilty to a felony escape charge Monday in Cass County District Court.
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