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Details emerge in case of Jefferson Co. jail escapee

Posted at 12:23 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 14:23:04-04

BUTTE — A Dillon man was charged Monday with escape and criminal mischief in connection with escaping from the jail in Jefferson County on Oct. 11.

Charging documents allege Tory Gee escaped from his cell in the Jefferson County Detention Center in Boulder by cutting a hole in the ceiling.

Gee crawled through the attic space, broke through the ceiling in the janitor’s closet and left the facility through a south door of the sheriff’s office, according to court documents.

He remained at large for a week after his escape and allegedly stole several vehicles in three different counties. He was arrested Friday in Lake County.

Gee made an appearance in Gallatin County Justice Court Monday morning and was given a $200,000 bond on the criminal mischief and escape charge.

He also heard charges he's facing in other Montana counties during the Gallatin County courtesy appearance, including assault with a weapon, revocation of a suspended sentence, and contempt/failure to appear.

No subsequent court dates were set as the charges fall outside Gallatin County Justice Court's jurisdiction.