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ALERT: Escaped Geiger Inmate At Large

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE:

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - On Sunday evening Spokane County Sheriff's Office Geiger Corrections Deputies reported an inmate escaped the facility. The inmate, 38-year-old Michael S. Wheeler, was last seen by Geiger staff between 5:35 and 5:55 p.m. in the kitchen area where he was assigned as an inmate worker.
 
Sheriff's Office patrol deputies, K9 and additional assisting agencies responded to the area, set up a perimeter and conducted a search but were unable to locate Wheeler.
 
Wheeler is described as a white male, 5'08', 170 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a tan or blue jumpsuit.  He was in custody for several charges: Attempting to Elude, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Assault of a Health Service Provider, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Stolen Property, Residential Burglary and Theft Charges.
 
The investigation into this incident is ongoing and there is no further information at this time.
 
Anyone with information about this incident or the location of Michael S. Wheeler is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.   
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