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PRESS RELEASE: Escapee From Cedar Creek Corrections Center Arrested in Bellingham Area

Released November 18, 2021

Contact Jacque Coe, (360) 890-0381

Communications Office

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Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force led by members of the U.S Marshals apprehend Garrett Stephen Young. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Service)

ROCHESTER — A minimum custody incarcerated individual who escaped from the Cedar Creek Corrections Center (CCCC) near Rochester in southwest Washington over the weekend has been apprehended this morning in Whatcom County.

32-year-old Garrett Stephen Young (DOC 335962) was apprehended at 10:00 a.m. this morning in the Bellingham area by the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force led by members of the U.S. Marshals, along with the Department of Corrections (DOC) Northwest Community Response Unit. Young was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped using tactical techniques by law enforcement and was taken into custody without incident.

DOC deployed an Inmate Recovery Team (IRT) from Cedar Creek, Olympic and Stafford Creek corrections centers to search for Young. Additionally, Whatcom and Thurston County sheriff's offices, the Washington State Patrol and the U.S. Marshals Service assisted in the investigation.

Young had a release date of February 2, 2024, for convictions from Skagit County for theft 1, possession of a stolen vehicle, burglary, and attempting to elude.