Man pleads guilty for escape from Hennepin County Jail

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Michael Frank Simon, 57, is charged with escaping from custody after he allegedly broke out of the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis last month. (Photo credit: Hennepin County Jail) 

The man who escaped Hennepin County Jail after breaking a window last year pleaded guilty in court Wednesday morning, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

Attorneys and the judge were setting a trial date when 57-year-old Michael Simon decided to plead guilty. Simon apologized for his actions.

Simon was charged with one felony count of escpaing custody. According to the charges, he broke a window on the seventh floor of the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility and climbed onto the skyway roof. Authorities later tracked him down and arrested him in Little Canada.

He was sentenced to 23 months in prison, which will run consecutively to a 30-month prison term he received for an unrelated incident.