Michigan jail escapee identified and detained here

A Michigan jail escapee who also is a sex offender has been detained in Jacó.

The man, identified as John Wesley Saatio, was picked up at a nightclub June 2 in the Pacific beach resort community, but he was not officially identified until Monday.

Saatio has a long record of convictions that include home invasion, probation violation and burglary.

He escaped in Houghton County, Michigan, on the state’s upper peninsula last June 19.

Investigators here said he was being escorted back to jail after a court appearance when he bolted. He was facing a 25-year term.

The tattooed Saatio resisted arrest and also did damage to his cell later, said the Fuerza Pública.

John Wesley Saatio

John Wesley Saatio

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