An inmate is back in custody after briefly escaping from the Barnes County Jail in Valley City.

An inmate is back in custody after briefly escaping from the Barnes County Jail in Valley City.

Authorities say 26-year-old Matthew Kidd Jr. escaped Thursday afternoon while being taken to a recreation area. He was captured without incident a day later after being spotted in trees at a farmstead near Fingal.

KOVC radio reports that Kidd is in jail on a domestic assault charge.