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UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017

One of two escaped Kootenai County inmates captured in Olympia

One of two Kootenai County inmates who escaped from the Yakima County Correctional Center on Tuesday has been captured.

UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017

Two being held on Idaho charges escape Yakima jail

Jail authorities say two men being held on charges out of Idaho have escaped from the county jail in Yakima.

One Tennessee inmate still on the run after Christmas jail break

Authorities in Tennessee say they have recaptured five of the six inmates who broke out of jail on Christmas Day.

Reports: Four inmates sought after Christmas jailbreak

Authorities in Tennessee are searching for four inmates who broke out of jail on Christmas.

Former escaped psychiatric patient sentenced to prison for probation violation

Anthony Garver, the subject of a

Authorities: 200 pigs escape after Michigan truck crash

Authorities say that about 200 pigs got loose after a truck heading to Indiana was involved in a crash on a foggy southwestern Michigan roadway.

Oregon standoff figure Ryan Bundy hatched escape, prosecutor says

A federal prosecutor says Oregon standoff figure Ryan Bundy was working on a plan to escape from a Portland jail.

Four arrested in accused killer’s courtroom escape

Four people are under arrest for allegedly helping a murder suspect escape from a Florida courtroom but the suspect remains at large.

Man who tried to escape from Spokane County Jail using a rope made of bedsheets sentenced

The cell mate of convicted killer James Henrikson was sentenced to 41 months in prison Friday for an escape attempt from the Spokane County Jail that involved a broken window …

UPDATED: Tue., May 3, 2016

Dozens escaped from Western State Hospital since 2013

When a man accused of torturing a woman to death broke out of Washington state’s largest mental hospital with another patient in early April, officials called it a rare occurrence …

Citing security concerns, judge orders Western State Hospital escapee to remain in federal custody

Anthony Garver will undergo a competency evaluation at a federal institution, U.S. District Court Senior Judge Edward F. Shea ruled Thursday. Garver sparked a statewide manhunt earlier this month after …

Knezovich will ask state for $12,000 to pay for search for Western State Hospital escapee

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich will send Governor Jay Inslee a bill for $12,030.22 this week for the cost of searching for escaped Western State Hospital inmate Anthony Garver.

Fugitive mental patient Anthony Garver mum during Spokane court hearing

The 28-year-old who escaped custody at Western State Hospital last week and was found in the hills above Spokane Valley said nothing during a brief court appearance Monday. He’ll remain …

Local, federal law enforcement end search for escaped mental patient for the day

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Two men, including one with Spokane ties who was accused of a violent murder but found not competent to stand trial, have escaped from a psychiatric facility …

Escaped convicts continue to elude New Mexico authorities

Authorities searched for two prison inmates Friday who managed to flee the back of a fortified prison van along a desolate stretch of New Mexico highway in an escape that …

Chief says dead intruder may be escaped murder suspect

Police say they’re investigating whether a man shot and killed by a Mississippi homeowner is an escaped murder suspect.

Doug Clark: This burglar deserves his stroll to prison

Prolific burglar Fred “Strollin’” Nolan should be kept behind bars. This time for good.

Search continues for Mississippi inmate accused of murder

Mississippi authorities continue searching for an escaped inmate facing capital murder charges in the 2015 rape and slaying of a 69-year-old woman.

State official resigns after prisoners released early

A former official of the Washington Department of Corrections has resigned from her job in another state agency.

Inmate mistakenly released from Los Angeles jail recaptured

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says a murder suspect mistakenly released from jail last month has been captured in Nevada.

Geiger inmate escapes work crew

A Spokane County Detention Services inmate jumped from a work crew vehicle in the area of 5th and Maple about 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. The inmate, Leah J. Collins, was last …

Henrikson cellmate takes full blame for August ‘escape attempt’

The cellmate of James Henrikson says an ill-fated escape attempt using a rope made of bedsheets was his idea.

100 years ago near Sandpoint: Post office robber with chains on legs flees moving train

From our archives, 100 years ago Frederick McGuire, a noted desparado, was on the loose outside of Sandpoint after he escaped from two guards and dived out the window of …

Lincoln County sheriff still looking for jail escapee

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for a man who escaped from the Lincoln County Jail on Friday and is now asking for the public’s help in finding …

100 years ago in Spokane: An inmate shot by police in recent escape found to be digging way out of jail

From our archives, 100 years ago jbFred Johnson, the convict the newspapers nicknamed Spokane’s “tiger man,” for his desperate and bloody exploits, was back in the news.

100 years ago in Spokane: Five inmates escape state asylum; city celebrates beloved suffragist

From our archives, 100 years ago Five “insane criminals” made a bloody escape from the state asylum at Medical Lake and two of them −a murderer and burglar − remained …

Bedsheet rope found hanging from federal inmates’ jail cell window

Two cellmates lowered a rope made of bedsheets from the fifth floor of the Spokane County Jail early Thursday through a window no wider than an iPhone. The FBI is …

Getaway destination: ‘Escape Spokane’ offers prison break experience

Breaking out of prison can be a real bonding experience. Just ask the owners of Spokane’s new entertainment venue, Escape, where you can pay to be locked up, complete with …

Inmate’s escape sheds light on shortage of jail deputies

The escape of an inmate via the Shoshone County Jail’s front door has shed light on the jail’s low staffing – sometimes as low as one guard watching over 50 …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 18, 2015

At Shoshone County Jail, where inmate escaped Tuesday, 1 deputy guards 30 or more

Former Kellogg resident Roy J. Bieluch, 48, escaped from the Shoshone County Jail Tuesday night and deputies are searching for him.