Coyote Ridge Inmate Joins ‘Jogging Club’ By Climbing Over Fence-Escapes
UPDATE--SUSPECT IS NOW BACK IN CUSTODY, According to Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
Prison Climbs Fence to Join the "Jogging Club"
A couple of decades ago, people actually had shirts made up that read various statements, but most were along the lines of Coyote Ridge Jogging Club, in reference to a few rashes of prisoners escaping.
There have been a few over the last five years, but the prison does not house serious dangerous or violent threat offenders. For the most part, it's been a model institution. It's classified as a minimum-medium security facility.
Latest Prisoner climbs fence to "freedom"
Early Monday morning, (Valentine's Day) 29-year-old Joshua Michael Lanter was discovered missing during routine checks, it's believed he climbed a fence to get away. He was seen wearing tan khaki pants and a white shirt, if you see him do not approach but call 9-1-1.
According to the Department of Corrections, all area law enforcement officials are working to find him. The Department says he was due to be released later this year:
"Lanter had a release date of September 2022 for convictions from King and Snohomish County for Robbery, Burglary, Malicious Mischief and Taking a Motor Vehicle Without Permission."