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Guards find 350-foot rope in jail inmate’s bed

After almost two years in Spokane County Jail, career criminal Frank Uhyrek might be going stir-crazy. At least the 350-foot rope that guards found hidden in his torn mattress last …


Jailers foil apparent escape attempt at Spokane County Jail

After almost two years in Spokane County Jail awaiting sentencing, career criminal Frank Uhyrek might be going stir-crazy.


Geiger escapee fled twice from cops in May

An inmate facing assault, eluding police and other charges escaped from the Geiger Corrections Center on Sunday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.


N. Idaho inmates dig through jail wall to escape

BOISE — Authorities say two inmates escaped from Benewah County Jail by digging through the wall of their cell and using their bed sheets to scale down the building.


Escaped North Idaho inmate turns self in

A state prison inmate who walked away from a job site in Nampa is back in custody after turning himself in to authorities in Coeur d’Alene.


Repeat offender back in Spokane County jail

A man who has been booked into the Spokane County jail on 17 different charges in the past 11 months is back in jail.


Inmate accused of Geiger escape plot

A 15-time felon considered by law enforcement to be one of the area’s most active criminals is accused of planning an escape at Geiger Corrections Center, and authorities are investigating …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 21, 2011, 6:06 p.m.

Inmate accused of plotting escape at Geiger

A 15-time felon considered by law enforcement to be one of the area’s most active criminals is accused of planning an escape at Geiger Corrections Center, and jail staff are …


Inmate escapes again from Benewah County Jail

A burglar who escaped from the Benewah County Jail in July escaped again early today, authorities say.


Handcuffed man escapes Spokane Valley police

The handcuffed driver of a stolen car escaped from custody late Thursday when officers left him unattended as they chased his fleeing passenger, according to the Spokane Valley Police Department.


Benewah County Jail escapee caught

A convicted burglar who escaped Friday from Benewah County Jail has been recaptured, thanks in part to Kootenai County’s cross-deputization agreement with the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police. Tribal officers made …


Benewah County jail escapee arrested in Idaho

A convicted burglar who escaped from the Benewah County Jail on Friday was arrested early Wednesday in southern Kootenai County.


Convicted burglar escapes from Benewah County Jail

A convicted burglar escaped Friday night from the Benewah County Jail in St. Maries.


Spokane killer shot dead in attempted prison escape

A Spokane man serving 45 years for the murder of a 19-year-old woman in 2006 was shot and killed today in what prison officials describe as an apparent escape attempt.


Robbery suspect wanted after ditching drug rehab

A robbery suspect allowed to leave jail for drug rehabilitation is wanted by police for escape.


Escaped inmate arrested

A jail inmate who escaped from a work crew was arrested Thursday in the South Perry neighborhood. Jason W. Breedlove, 37, was allowed out of Geiger Corrections Center with a …


Renter arrested after police find escapee in home

A jail inmate who escaped from work crew was arrested Thursday in the South Perry Neighborhood.


Inmate walks away from snow work crew

A Geiger Corrections Center inmate who was recently ordered to return to a more secure facility escaped this morning after he was allowed to clean up snow with a work …


Inmate escapes during work detail

Police are searching for a man who escaped from a work detail at the Whitman County Jail on Saturday.


Escape of Eastern State patient during trip to fair leads to suspensions, demotion

Seven Eastern State Hospital employees have been disciplined following investigations into the September escape of a criminally committed patient from a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair, state …


Eastern State Hospital workers disciplined in Paul escape

Seven Eastern State Hospital employees have been disciplined following investigations into the September 2009 escape of a criminally committed patient from a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair, …


Felon arrested after fleeing courtroom

A felon returned to jail Wednesday after fleeing a courtroom and falling in front of the Spokane County Elections Office.


Paul escape prompts release-restrictions law

OLYMPIA – A bill sparked by the escape of an Eastern State Hospital patient during a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair was signed into law Wednesday. House …


Teenager Arrested For Assault

A teenager was arrested Wednesday after threatening a staff member of the Washington juvenile sex offender facility on Craig Road. The 16-year-old boy had just returned from a court appearance …


Deputies Killed Taking Convict To Prison Man Beginning Term For Killing, Shooting Caught After Manhunt

A man being driven to prison to begin a 40-year sentence Friday pulled a hidden handgun from between his legs and killed two sheriff’s deputies before running off into the …


Escapees Captured

Two of three escapees from a minimum-security work crew have been apprehended in Florida after a routine traffic stop, Idaho Correction officials say. Shane Jeffrey McCloskey of Post Falls and …


Work Release Inmate Disappears

A Spokane County work release inmate failed to return after an outing Saturday. Zane R. Williams Jr., 24, is serving a 10-month sentence at Geiger Corrections Center. He was sentenced …