Local law enforcement captures two Geiger inmate escapees


SPOKANE, Wash. -Two Geiger inmates who escaped the facility were captured without incident in less than two hours with the help of public assistance and multiple law enforcement units on Saturday morning.

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office responded Saturday to the report of the inmates who escaped and were on the run.

Around 5:15 a.m. Saturday, a citizen driving back from the Spokane International Airport noticed a person dressed in yellow jump the security fence that surrounds the Geiger Detention Services facilities.

Geiger was immediately locked down while deputies and officers from Spokane County, Airport Police, Airway Heights, Spokane PD and Washington State Patrol Troopers responded to the area.

After an inmate count at Geiger, two inmates were unaccounted for and were identified as Trevor McLaughlin and Daniel Brian. Law enforcement set up a perimeter in the area and got assistance from Air 1 and K-9 units.

Both of the inmates were taken into custody prior to 7 a.m.

Brian received medical attention for a deep laceration to his legs likely received while escaping the perimeter fence topped with razor wire. McLaughlin was transported to the Spokane County Jail.

Both Brian and McLaughlin face new felony charges of first-degree escape. McLaughlin had previously been charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver, along with eluding and possession of a stolen vehicle. Brian had been charged with multiple counts of money laundering, identity theft, possession of stolen property and other theft-related charges.

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