Olympia police captured one of two fugitives who have been on the run after escaping from Yakima County Jail.
Chad Everett Tipton, 31, was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Friday (April 7) at Legion Way and Columbia Street in downtown Olympia. Tipton and inmate Steven Douglas Roche, 31, were discovered missing from the jail about 4 a.m. April 4 during a head count by corrections officers.
The Department of Corrections reported that a door leading to the outside recreational yard was found unlocked, and a door inside gate was found open.
Tipton was being held on charges of assault, driving with a suspended license and unlawful possession of a firearm. His last known address was in Post Falls, Idaho.
Roche, who remains at large, was being held on charges of burglary and forgery. His last known address was in Spokane.
The department urges anyone with information to call 911.