Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for an inmate who walked away from a work crew Tuesday near East Eighth Avenue and South McDonald Road in Spokane Valley.
Jonnathan M. Stayton, 22, is an inmate at Geiger Jail for violating a no-contact order, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
He walked away from the work crew at about 10 a.m., and responding sheriff’s deputies could not find him.
In response, Central Valley High School went into a lockout, which is a less-serious version of a lockdown.
“We’re really just doing this out of an abundance of caution,” said Marla Nunberg, Central Valley High School spokesperson.
Nunberg said an alert was sent to students’ parents.
Stayton is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds, according to the news release. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing an orange work vest, a blue jacket, a maroon T-shirt, blue pants and black boots when he escaped, the news release stated.
He was sentenced to 41 days in jail for fourth-degree assault on Jan. 23. Stayton also spent six days in jail in August after pleading guilty to third-degree theft.
Deputies are asking anyone who sees Stayton to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 and use reference No. 10029478.
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