A man that escaped from the Klamath County Jail Thursday is still on the loose tonight...the man's mother, and a friend are suspected of assisting in his escape.
25 year old Kenneth Banes was able to make his way through a fence at the Klamath County Jail early Thursday morning...and he's still on the loose.
"We've got three agencies working on this." Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evinger added: "We've got a western states teletype out to all law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for Mr. Banes."
Evinger notes that Banes' 46 year old mother Kathleen Delaney, and 21 year old friend Syndahl McFarland are both in jail for allegedly helping Banes escape...
"Investigators believe that his mom, Ms. Delaney, took clothing and other items over to McFarland's house in preparation for his escape."
Police believe Banes made his way to McFarland's apartment on Main Street.
"McFarland was one of those people who had visitation with him recently." Said Sheriff Evinger. "And detectives went to her house, and during a search of that residence, they found the clothing."
Banes has an extensive and somewhat colorful criminal history in Klamath Falls, including some unusual crimes.
Banes was arrested in 2006 for stealing a Frito-Lay delivery van.
He was convicted for burglarizing Balin's Tower Drug and Gifts in 2010 by sneaking in through the roof.
After his release from jail last year, police say Banes used the same method of entry to break into the Dollar Tree, and Liberty Tax Service.
Police are confident that Banes will be back behind bars soon.
"Mr. Banes will be returned to the Klamath County Jail." Predicts Sheriff Evinger. "It's just a matter of when."
Delaney and McFarland were arraigned this afternoon, and remain jailed on charges of second-degree escape by aiding and abetting, and hindering prosecution.
If they're convicted, Klamath County District Attorney Ed Caleb says the two could face possible prison time depending on their criminal history.