Puyallup police look for inmate they said escaped from ambulance

Staff writerFebruary 24, 2014 

A Puyallup police dog chased down an inmate Monday who officers said escaped from an ambulance as it arrived at Good Samaritan Hospital.

The man, 27-year-old Kamp W. Dugger, had been taken from the Puyallup City Jail to the hospital about 7 a.m. following a medical issue, police said.

Dugger had multiple warrants, police spokesman Scott Engle said, including felony warrants for domestic violence and a Department of Corrections escape warrant.

Officers weren’t able to find him after his morning escape, but resumed their search when someone reported about 3:45 p.m. that a suspicious man wearing orange “scrubs” and no shoes crossed the road in the 1600 block of 7th Street Southeast.

The K-9 unit found Dugger hiding near a yard in the 1900 block of 22nd Avenue Southeast, and he was taken into custody without incident, Engle said.

Officers said Dugger stole clothing after his escape, and they were working to identify victims of that theft, Engle said.


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