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July 3, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Inmate graduates from Lakewood program, escapes

The Associated Press CHEHALIS — An 18-year-old inmate from the Green Hill School for juvenile offenders escaped Wednesday during the graduation ceremony for a vocation program in Lakewood. Superintendent Marybeth Queral told The Chronicle  the escape appeared to have been planned. After graduating from the “work readiness program” the inmate would have been released as early as next…

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May 22, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Mail-theft suspect jumps in Lake Washington

The Associated Press MERCER ISLAND — A man suspected of breaking into mailboxes at a Mercer Island apartment building jumped into Lake Washington to escape but was fished out by a Seattle police boat. KIRO reported the apartment manager discovered a man and woman breaking into locked mailboxes about 2 a.m. Thursday. The manager blocked their car and responding…

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April 22, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Spokane cellmates accused of plotting jailbreak

By Kip Hill The Spokesman-Review SPOKANE — Toenail clippers, a metal clothes hook and some toothpaste could not buy freedom for an accused child rapist and a man facing drug charges at the Spokane County Jail last weekend. Jeremiah Logan and Jason Cooper, both 32, face charges of first-degree escape after letters from Logan and a fellow inmate…

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February 28, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Man who escaped from Bellevue police back in custody

A jail inmate who escaped from police in Bellevue on Jan. 31 is back in custody. According to Seattle Times news partner KING 5, Windell Downs III was arrested earlier today following a car chase. Police say he was arrested in Renton. Details of the arrest were not immediately available. Downs, 21, escaped from police outside…

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February 24, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Puyallup police K-9 tracks down hospital escapee

Update at 4:53 p.m.: | Kamp Dugger has been found by a police K-9 unit, according to the Puyallup Police Department. He was located in the Stonegate neighborhood. Original post:| Puyallup police are searching for a man wanted on several warrants after he escaped custody at Good Samaritan Hospital this morning. Kamp Dugger, 27, had been transported from jail when he escaped…

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February 24, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Child rapist with Washington ties subject of nationwide manhunt

DENVER — The U.S. Marshals Service says it’s offering a substantial reward for help finding a convicted child rapist with a history of fleeing and refusing to register with authorities. State and federal agents were searching for Eric E. Hartwell in the Denver area Monday, three days after he walked away from a halfway house…

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February 19, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Girlfriend arrested, but Bellevue jail escapee still missing

Tanjanique Hillis, who was wanted by police for allegedly providing assistance to her boyfriend and jail escapee Windell Downs III, has been arrested, according to the Bellevue Police Department.Hillis, 20, is in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail at the King County Jail, police said. Downs, a 21-year-old man, escaped from police custody on…

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January 31, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Shackled man escapes from police custody in Bellevue

Update at 3:35 p.m.:| Bellevue police said  they are also looking for escapee Downs’ girlfriend, Tanjanique Hillis, 20, on suspicion of rendering criminal assistance. Her photo is below. Original post:|If you happen to see a young man in a red jumpsuit, waist chains and leg shackles, don’t think twice — call 911. He is likely Windell Downs III,…

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November 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

UPDATE: Prison escapee eludes searchers near North Bend

Police and state Department of Corrections officers spent Friday morning unsuccessfully searching a section of woods just outside North Bend for Brandon Musto, who escaped from the Monroe Correctional Complex on Wednesday night. Monroe police spokeswoman Debbie Willis said that police, State Patrol troopers, the U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Corrections staff and the King County…

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