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Second Escaped Inmate Arrested

News Release

Jan 14, 2021

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at about 1:49pm 28 year-old Kristopher Wittman of Bellingham, was apprehended near Yo Yo Rock boat launch in Chelan County, WA.  The arrests of Wittman, White and Lancaster were all completed without incident.


Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office detectives worked with US Marshal’s Fugitive Task, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Wenatchee Police Department, North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force, Columbia River Narcotics Task Force and have been following leads since their escape to locate and arrest inmates White and Wittman along with Lancaster for her role in aiding with their escape. The cooperation and teamwork was instrumental in getting these inmates back into custody.


Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office is grateful for the cooperation amongst all the Law Enforcement agencies who worked to get them returned to custody. We are also appreciative for the media coverage getting information out to the public and tips called in helping to locate the escapees.





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