Two Geiger Inmates Escape - Alert Citizen Reports Suspicious Activity, K9 Units, Air 1 & Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies Respond - Both Inmates Captured
Early this morning, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assisted by multiple area law enforcement agencies, responded to the report of two Geiger Inmates who escaped the facility and were on the run. Both Inmates were captured without incident in less than two hours.
On August 5, 2018, at approximately 5:15 a.m., a citizen driving back from the Spokane International Airport noticed a person dressed in yellow jump the security fence which surrounds the Geiger Detention Services facilities.
The citizen’s report caused Spokane County Detention Services Staff to immediately lockdown Geiger and begin an inmate count while Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies , Spokane Valley Deputies, Airport Police Officers, Airway Heights Police Officers, Spokane Police Officers and Washington State Patrol Troopers responded to the area.
Detention Services Officers advised two inmates were unaccounted for as responding law enforcement set up a perimeter to try and contain the escaped inmates who were believed to be on foot. The inmates were identified as 30-year-old Trevor J. McLaughlin (charged with Possession of Controlled Substance w/Intent to Deliver, Eluding and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle) and Daniel D. Brian (charged with multiple counts of Money Laundering, Identity Theft, Possession of Stolen Property and other Theft related charges).
Air 1, Deputy Hunt with his partner K9 Gunnar and Deputy Phil Pfeifer with his partner K9 Enzo responded to the area to assist in the search.
With all the law enforcement agencies working together while K9 Enzo and K9 Gunnar tracked the escapees with Air 1 overhead, both inmates were located and taken into custody prior to 7:00 a.m.
Brian needed medical attention for deep lacerations to his legs which he probably received while crossing the facility perimeter fence topped with razor wire. McLaughlin was transported to the Spokane County Jail. Both Brian and McLaughlin now face a new felony charge of Escape 1st Degree.
Spokane County Detention Services Staff are conducting an internal investigation to identify how these two inmates escaped as well as make any changes needed to prevent any future escape attempts.