Police say 34-year-old Carl Renfrow of St. Jacob had broken the metal soap dish off of a shower wall and was using it to tunnel under the jail wall.
He's been charged with criminal damage to state supported property and attempted escape. He was initially in custody on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault.
He was sentenced to ten years in prison on the assault charges and had been scheduled for transfer to prison. But his move has been postponed by the new escape allegations.
His new bail has been set at $50,000.