(Updated 11:20 a.m.) Authorities Still Searching For Escaped Inmates
A major manhunt continues for 5 inmates that escaped the Yakima County jail annex on Monday. One of the inmates has been found and arrested but five others remain on the loose. 34-year-old Tyrone Mulvaney of Moses lake was found and arrested in Yakima.
Authorities say the arrest was made possible because of a tip made to police.
Police are still searching for five others who were able to run away after using a table to break open a fire door in the jail annex, climb an iron fence and gain freedom.
The U.S. Marshals Service is now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of any of the inmates.
Call the Yakima County Sheriff's Office at 574-2500 or call 911.
Authorities say inmates in the Yakima County jail annex on Monday used large tables to block entrances to the unit and break open a fire door to escape. Police and Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies throughout the valley and the state are searching for the 6 inmates that were able to escape at about 7:00 p.m. Monday.
Jail officials say 14 inmates were able to escape. 8 inmates were quickly taken back into custody but 6 others ran into the downtown area and are still out of jail Today. The inmates used a table to break open the fire door. Once outside they climbed a fence around the jail annex and ran away.
As a result tables are now being bolted to floors so they can't be moved in the future. Other measures are being taken to prevent more escapes.
None of the escaped inmates are considered dangerous. They were being held on a variety of charges including stolen vehicles, possession of drugs, theft and assault.
The first escape at the Yakima County jail was reported in 1994 when four inmates escaped from the main jail and in 2005 when nine inmates gained freedom from the facility. As a result of those escaped the county spent millions of dollars in upgrading security. Numerous security cameras and other major measures have been put in place over the years. All total county officials say the county spent about $7 million dollars on security upgrades.
If you know the whereabouts of these inmates you are asked to call the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office at 574-2500 or 911.