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PRESS RELEASE: Department of Corrections Searching for Inmate Who Escaped from Washington State Penitentiary

Released October 14, 2016

Contact Jeremy Barclay , (360) 515-6661

DOC Communications

PRESS RELEASE: Inmate Who Escaped from Washington State Penitentiary Apprehended 10/17/2016

Inmate Neal Alan Millikan
DOB: 6/7/1985
Race: Caucasian
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 148 lbs.
Eye Color: Blue
Hair: Blond

WALLA WALLA – Washington State Department of Corrections, (DOC) and local law enforcement are searching for inmate Neal Alan Millikan who escaped from a garden crew outside the secure perimeter at the Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) on Friday, October 14, 2016.

At approximately 1:00 p.m., the Washington State Penitentiary garden crew supervisor determined Millikan, 31, was missing. Correctional employees immediately initiated an inmate recount of the entire facility and escape procedures. The facility notified local law enforcement and activated the WSP Special Emergency Response and Inmate Recovery Teams.

Millikan was convicted of possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen property, attempt to elude pursuing police, and bail jumping out of Benton County and began serving his 27 month sentence on August 3, 2016. His earned release date had been tentatively scheduled for January 13, 2018.

If you see the inmate, do not approach him and contact either Washington State Penitentiary at 509.526.6443 or Call 911.

Washington State Penitentiary is located near Walla Walla, Wash. and houses approximately 2,500 male inmates.