Two Moses Lake men are among six inmates that remain at large after more than a dozen inmates escaped from the Yakima County Jail Monday evening. Yakima County Sheriff Robert Udell revealed that eight inmates were caught nearly immediately, including one by a firefighter.
Last night in a Yakima County Jail, twelve prisoners escaped after breaking through the exterior fire exit with a table. Residents in the northeast and southeast areas of Yakima should call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity. "Despite the governor's shelter in place or stay at home order, apparently they didn't want to do that so they are out and about".
The Yakima County Sheriff's Office stated it's conceivable the suspects have returned to their hometowns following the break out and requested folks to be on the lookout.
"Despite the governor's shelter-in-place or stay-at-home order, apparently they didn't want to do that", Sheriff Robert Udell says in a video, adding that "they made a decision to break down the door and leave".
The names of the six captured inmates have not been released by authorities.
The inmates were last seen wearing shirts with "YCDOC" on the back and black trousers. "So they are out and about and we need your help to get these guys back in custody". A lot of them were last seen wearing clothes from the Yakima County Department of Corrections, possibly barefoot or wearing orange sandals, police said on Twitter.
Forty one people in the county are confirmed or presumed to have coronavirus, according to the Yakima Health District.
Multiple law enforcement agencies are actively searching for the escaped inmates.