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Kittitas County Sheriffs Arrest Two Boys Who Assaulted Guard

Kittitas County Sheriff Deputies say two young boys escaped from the Park Creek Group Home, a juvenile rehabilitation center, Wednesday night after they attacked the night watchmen.

During nightly checks the boys struck 72-year-old Duane Bangs from behind, knocked him unconscious, tied him up and stole his wallet, personal key and a key to the facility according to deputies.

Bangs was able to free himself and called 911. Paramedics took him to Kittitas Valley Hospital and later to Harborview.

Deputies also say the boys also loaded bags with their clothing into Bang’s car but couldn’t drive a stick shift so they ran off.

One of the boys stole a car from Parke Creek Road Thursday morning but a Washington State Patrol trooper stopped him just east of Kittitas and booked him into the Yakima Juvenile Detention Center.

Officers found and arrested the other boy a few hours later near the Hemmingston and Park Creek Junction just south of the group home.

Officials were able to recover and return Bangs’s stolen wallet.

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