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PRESS RELEASE: Work Release Offender Jake Eakin Arrested in South Dakota

June 14, 2016

By Jeremy Barclay

DOC Communications

Jake Eakin

Jake Eakin

DOC’s Community Response Unit, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force of the US Marshals Service, gathered information and intelligence to suggest Eakin was traveling east on a bus. Once this was confirmed, the US Marshals Task Force made contact with the bus and arrested Eakin in Rapid City at 11:20 a.m. Mountain Time.

Eakin is currently in jail in Rapid City and will be extradited to Washington where his unauthorized leave from Work Release and subsequent arrest will be forwarded to local prosecutor’s office for possible charges. He will return to Washington Corrections Center in Shelton.

A warrant was issued Sunday for Eakin’s arrest after he failed to report to his scheduled work shift at a local employer in Yakima. Eakin had been at Ahtanum View Work Release since April 2016 and was scheduled to complete his prison sentence in September 2016. He was charged with second degree murder in Grant County as a juvenile and has been in confinement since 2005.

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