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August 15, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Authorities catch inmate who escaped from Forks prison

UPDATE, 10:15 a.m. | Aaron Richard Brown III, the prison inmate who escaped from a Clallam County prison, has been caught.

Brown was arrested around 9:30 a.m. about six miles north of the Hoh Mainline Road in the Olympic National Forest, according to the Department of Corrections.

This post will be updated.

ORIGINAL POST | An inmate serving time at a Clallam County prison for a drug conviction has gone missing.

Aaron Richard Brown III, 37, from Snohomish County, was last seen in the Olympic Corrections Center’s dining hall at around 4:37 p.m. Thursday, according to the Department of Corrections (DOC). It’s unclear how he escaped.

Brown has hazel eyes; bald/blond hair; is 5 feet, 8 inches tall; and weighs about 175 pounds with a medium build. He was last seen wearing DOC-issued khaki pants and a red T-shirt. He has multiple scars and tattoos on his right upper arm and shoulder, his left shoulder, his back and his chest.

Brown had arrived at the Forks prison, located on the western edge of the Olympic Mountains, on Aug. 13. Brown is serving a 27-month Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA) sentence, according to a DOC news release.

Brown had previously served a prison sentence in 2010 for robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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