March 12, 2018
Writer/Contact: Pat Matlock, Chief Criminal Deputy
Pacific County Sheriff’s Office
(360) 875-9398 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Naselle Youth Camp Inmates Captured After Escaping a Work Crew Vehicle
Raymond, WA. – This morning at approximately 8:56 am, the Pacific County Communications Center received a call from a Department of Natural Resources employee explaining that two of his inmate workers had escaped from the work crew vehicle as the vehicle stopped at the intersection of State Route 101 and Fowler Street. The inmate workers were residents of the Naselle Youth Camp.
Clothing and physical descriptions of the male inmate escapees were provided to the responding law enforcement agencies. The Raymond Police Department requested mutual aid assistance and coordinated the search effort. Several officers responded to the area to set up containment in order to search for the escapees. Officers also notified residents in the area as they searched.
At about 9:39 am, a residence in the 500 block of Barnhart Street reported that she saw the two escapees take off their Youth Camp issued red shirts and flee. The caller provided a direction of travel that the escapees took. Shortly after, Deputy Jesse Eastham spotted the escapees and chased them on foot into a dense and brushy area near Barnhart Street. At about 9:45 am, the two escapees were tracked down by Deputy Eastham and apprehended. The two escapees were transported to the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and turned over to the Naselle Youth Camp authorities.
“The swift capture of the two escapees was a direct result of the mutual aid provided by the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, the South Bend Police Department and the Washington State Patrol”.” I am very thankful for the quick response of the agencies that assisted as well as the keen eyes of our citizens that aided in this capture,” stated Raymond Police Chief Chuck Spoor.