One of Five Teens Who Escaped From Juvenile Facility Near Snoqualmie Caught


One of the five incarcerated teenagers who escaped from the Echo Glen Children's Center near Snoqualmie on Wednesday morning has been apprehended, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.

A Burien boy, now 15, who shot and killed a stranger two years ago was taken into custody in South King County without incident early Thursday.

The Seattle Times typically does not name juveniles accused or convicted of crimes unless they are prosecuted in adult court.

The four other teens who escaped in a gray Ford Fusion motor-pool car remain at large, the Sheriff's Office said on Twitter.

The five teenagers, who were serving sentences for various felonies, attacked several staff members at the state-run juvenile rehabilitation facility Wednesday and fled in a car, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Two of the teens, all males between the ages of 14 and 17, had escaped before, according to sheriff's spokesperson Sgt. Tim Meyer.

Meyer didn't provide details of the escape, but said the staff members who were assaulted around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday suffered minor injuries.