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Jail inmate escapes in downtown Spokane

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reports that Courtney Michelle Cate, 23, walked away from a Geiger work crew in downtown Spokane Monday.

Cate made her escape just after 10:30 a.m. and may have been assisted by another inmate, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release. She is described as a white female, five feet two inches tall with brown hair and hazel eyes. She was wearing a tan jumpsuit and a blue jean jacket when she disappeared.

Cate was being held on an $800 bond for driving with a suspended license and a $5,000 bond on a felony warrant from Pend Oreille County for possession of a controlled substance.

Anyone who sees Cate is asked to call 911.

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