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Guards find 350-foot rope in jail inmate’s bed

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SPOKANE — After almost two years in Spokane County Jail, career criminal Frank Uhyrek might be going stir-crazy.

At least the 350-foot rope that guards found hidden in his torn mattress last month points to that. Jail staff say Uhyrek was collecting bits of sheets, jumpsuits and rags and tying them together to form the rope, presumably to crawl through his window to freedom about 12 stories below.

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