ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said they now know how Thomas Grimes escaped from jail: he was taken out with the trash.
Back on June 15, at around 6 a.m., Grimes was discovered missing from the jail by deputies. Officials at the sheriff's office conducted an internal investigation, which concluded last week.
They say Grimes was able to escape by "exploiting some flawed internal procedures;" namely, he hid in a trash can that was dumped outside the facility by other inmate workers.
The sheriff's office says that several procedures have been changed to keep a similar escape plan from happening again.
One employee at the jail was discharged after the incident, and one other employee "quit in lieu of termination."
Grimes was captured Wednesday morning by the Springfield Police Department.
Since his escape, he has eluded police several times, including one incident where he tried to run down a Springfield officer.