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One of two escapees from jail nabbed

One of two inmates who escaped from the Kitsap County Jail’s temporary booking facility on March 31 was captured in Federal Way thanks to an anonymous tip, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Scott Wilson.

Alvin G. Walker, 48, of Bremerton, voluntarily exited the residence in which he was hiding out when Federal Way police officers arrived sometime after 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Walker was then transported to Kitsap County Jail and booked on charges of second-degree escape, possession of stolen property, trafficking in stolen property and re-booked on the original charges of delivery of a controlled substance.

His bail was originally set Sunday at $100,000.

Walker had escaped a temporary holding cell while waiting for booking with Kane Boyle, 20, of South Kitsap. The pair managed to leave the holding room — the former “day room” for the Work Release facility being used during the jail’s renovation and expansion — and found their way into one of the sleeping rooms nearby. From there, they crawled out a window and ran away, both barefoot and in street clothes.

As of Monday, Boyle was still on the run. He was awaiting sentencing the day he escaped on a first-degree burglary charge; he had been convicted earlier that afternoon.

Boyle is described as a white male, six feet, 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Walker is described as a black male, six feet, 215 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Because the Work Release building was designed for minimum security inmates, its windows are not equipped with advanced security measures, such as bars or steel mesh, Wilson said. He addied that jail administrators are taking steps to prevent such an incident from happening again.

The final stage of the jail expansion project is nearing completion, and Wilson said Chief of Corrections Larry Bertholf expects the renovation work to be completed by the end of this month.

At that time, the booking process will be held at its former — now renovated — location.

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