Inmate Killed In Prison Break Was Jamie Lynn Drake's Assailant - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Inmate Killed In Prison Break Was Jamie Lynn Drake's Assailant

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Dominick Maldonado Dominick Maldonado

CLALLAM BAY, Wash. (AP) - Kevin Newland, the man who was serving a 45-year sentence at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center for the murder of Jamie Lynn Drake in Spokane County in 2006, was fatally shot this morning during an apparent escape attempt. 

Just after 10 a.m. a correctional officer working in the industries area of the prison was taken hostage by offender Dominick Maldonado, 25, using a pair of scissors.

At the same time, Newland, 25, drove a forklift through the doors of the work area and drove into the perimeter fences. A correctional officer fired one shot at Newland, causing fatal injuries.

Newland began his prison sentence in November 2007 and would have been eligible for release in August 2049.

All offenders will remain in their cells while the prison is under a lockdown. The prison has accounted for all offenders. The prison will remain on lockdown while local law enforcement conducts an investigation.

The officer who was taken hostage was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Maldonado is a close-custody offender serving a 163-year sentence for numerous charges related to a 2005 shooting in Tacoma. He began his prison sentence in November 2007 and is eligible for release in April 2159.

Clallam Bay Corrections Center is located in northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula. The prison houses 858 medium-, close-, and maximum-custody offenders.

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