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PRESS RELEASE: Two Minimum-Security Inmates Walked Off From A DOC Community Work Crew

Released June 16, 2015 Updated March 27, 2017

Contact Danette Gadberry , Public Information Officer (360) 260-6300 ext. 212

Larch Corrections Center

Face images of inmates Donald William McLain and Randall Jacob Marlow

Inmates (L to R): Donald William McLain & Randall Jacob Marlow

UPDATE – Law enforcement officers have captured one of two Larch Corrections Center inmates who walked off from a Department of Corrections (DOC) community work crew Tuesday afternoon.

Donald William McLain, 33, was seen walking down NE 224th Avenue, near Proebstel, WA at 10:05 PM Tuesday and was captured without incident.

Randall Jacob Marlow, 45, remains at large. Please call 911 or the Larch Corrections Center at (360) 260-6300 if Marlow is seen and do not approach him.

Original press release below.


YACOLT, Wash. – Two Larch Corrections Center inmates walked off from a Department of Corrections (DOC) community work crew this afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Donald William McLain, 33, and Randall Jacob Marlow, 45, were clearing brush and trimming bushes with a work crew at the Clark Rifles Range, Battle Ground, Wash. A crew supervisor noticed the two had gone missing around 1:50 p.m. and immediately initiated a search with help from local law enforcement and the DOC escape response teams.

McLain was convicted of five counts of forgery, 2 counts of second degree theft, and one count drug violations all out of Clark County. He was scheduled to release on April 29, 2017. Randall Marlow was convicted of five counts of other property crimes. He was scheduled to release on December 14, 2016.

If inmates are seen, do not approach them and contact either 911 or the Larch Corrections Center at (360) 260-6300.

Larch Corrections Center is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Vancouver, Wash. The facility maintains an all-male minimum-custody population of 480 inmates. Inmates must have fewer than four years remaining on their sentence to be housed at Larch.

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