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.
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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.