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Rantz: 4 remaining Echo Glen inmates have been captured

May 28, 2023, 12:24 PM | Updated: May 30, 2023, 9:46 am

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Echo Glen Children's Center (MyNorthwest file photo)

(MyNorthwest file photo)

Update: 9:25 a.m.

The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) said the four remaining inmates from the Echo Glen juvenile facility have been captured. The Jason Rantz Show on KTTH first reported the captures early Tuesday.

Seven juveniles escaped the detention center early Sunday.

Just after midnight, seven inmates allegedly assaulted a staff member during nightly checks and stole her car keys.

They then stole the staff member’s car, and some escaped the facility. The campus was secured, and all other inmates have been accounted for.

Two of the seven escapees were at the detention center for murder.

The KCSO, with the assistance of the Washington State Patrol, took captured three of the juveniles on Sunday night.

The remaining four escapees were arrested on Monday by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Rantz: Echo Glen youth inmates armed with shanks ignited fire, demanded McDonald’s

Just after midnight Sunday, seven inmates allegedly assaulted a staff member during nightly checks and stole her car keys.

They then stole the staff member’s car, and some escaped the facility. The campus was secured, and all other inmates have been accounted for.

The vehicle the juveniles stole was a white Chevrolet Equinox that was also recovered.

Major Crimes detectives are actively investigating the incident. The Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) is assisting with the investigation and are evaluating procedures to see what happened in the incident.

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