PRESCOTT, Ariz. -The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said deputies have captured Wade Cole Dickinson, after he escaped from a central Arizona jail more than two months ago by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and pulling it apart, reports CBS affiliate KPHO.
A spokesman for the sheriff's office (YCSO) said Dickinson, 28, was captured in Las Vegas on Monday night without incident.
A report released July 29 by the YCSO says no one was directly supervising the recreation yard when Dickinson escaped on July 12, according to the station.
The report suggests Dickinson's level of physical fitness helped him flee the Camp Verde jail.
According to the station, the 6'1," 190-pound former personal trainer had been awaiting transfer to a state prison after being sentenced for fraud, drugs, and possession of a firearm.
Authorities said they had credible information he would try to escape. Despite that, Dickinson was under medium security with access to the recreation yard, reports the station.
The U.S. Marshals Service joined the hunt for him.
Yavapai County Silent Witness posted a $5,000 reward for information leading to his capture.
Dickinson was facing a possible 24-year prison sentence when he escaped the recreation yard. Investigators said he apparently changed his clothes after he fled.
Dickinson has an extensive criminal history and has served time in both the Arizona Department of Corrections and the Yavapai County Detention Facility for convictions involving fraud, theft and forgery related offenses, as well as trafficking in stolen property. He was on probation at the time of his most recent arrest, before he escaped.