A 54-year-old work release inmate left Valley Hospital without authorization while he was receiving treatment Sunday night, and law enforcement has been unable to locate him as of Monday morning, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Shannon B. Morley was convicted of trafficking stolen property and was an inmate at the state Department of Corrections’ Brownstone Work Release facility, according to a news release. Inmates have to be categorized under the DOC’s lowest security level to be eligible for work release.
Law enforcement described Morley as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall and 215 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red flannel shirt and blue jeans.
Morley’s arrests in Spokane County are related to property crime, according to court records.
At about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, a DOC employee reported Morley walked away from the hospital.
His mother then reported he’d taken a white Chryser sedan that was registered to her and belonged to Morley.
A person reported an abandoned white Chrysler of the same model just after midnight on the 6000 block of E. Broadway Avenue in Spokane Valley, according to a news release. The airbags on the car were reportedly deployed and the caller said it appeared the car struck a fence and a tree.
Law enforcement is asking that witnesses report any sightings of Morley to Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
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