Inmate Escapes From Work Release Detail - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Inmate Escapes From Work Release Detail At The Whitman County Jail

COLFAX, Wash. - The Whitman County Sheriff's Office says that a 29-year-old man ran away from an on-site work release detail Saturday night. Inmate Ronald A. Rutledge was helping with an outside maintenance chore at the jail when he fled from custody. Rutledge was serving a 4 months for burglary and only had 18 days left in his sentence. Sheriff's Deputies were immediately notified of the escape and a search of the area was conducted. Rutledge now has an arrest warrant for 1st Degree Escape.

Authorities say Rutledge was last seen heading northbound on foot and was wearing a black and white jail outfit. He is believed to be in the Dayton, Washington area, possibly wearing grey sweat pants, Carhartt style coveralls and driving a late model Nissan Truck.

Anyone with information about the location of Ronald Rutledge is asked to contact the Whitman County Sheriff's Office at 509-397-6266 or call 911.

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