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Posted on: April 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Inmate’s Attempt to Flee Fails

Press Release sent on behalf of Spokane County Detentions Services:


Inmate’s Attempt to Flee Fails

Spokane County Detention Services Corrections Officers caught an inmate who tried to escape after a short foot pursuit. The inmate, 30-year-old Johnathan D. McNair had just arrived on the west side of the jail in a transport van when he tried to run. McNair, who was restrained in belly chains, was quickly caught and returned to the jail by Corrections Staff.

This afternoon just prior to 2:00 p.m., a Spokane County Detention Services Jail transport van arrived at the west entrance to the booking area. The inmates, restrained in belly chains, began to exit the van, single file, and walk the short distance to the jail booking entrance door. McNair, who was one of the last prisoners off the van, suddenly bolted when he stepped out the van and ran south toward Broadway. Several Corrections Officers gave chase along, with Sheriff’s Office Detectives and other members of law enforcement on the campus.

Corrections Officer Thomas and Corrections Officer Anderson caught up to McNair in front of the courthouse and took him into custody without further incident.

McNair, a parolee, was being transported back to Montana for a warrant on charges of Burglary, as well as Felony and Misdemeanor Theft charges and may now face local Attempted Escape charges.

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