Escaped Lincoln County inmate back in custody

DAVENPORT, Wash. — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office found an escaped inmate just south of Davenport.

At around 8 p.m. Monday night, a deputy was conducting a routine walkthrough in the jail when the deputy was confronted by two inmates. During the confrontation, an altercation took place, which resulted in the deputy breaking his arm.

The inmates ran out of the communications center and ran into a second corrections deputy. One inmate was controlled and taken back into the jail, but the other inmate, Cody Magruder, escaped and left the jail.

Other law enforcement helped find the man, including the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the Airway Heights Police Department. A K9 unit was in the south area of the city. People living in the area were advised to stay in their homes.

A witness called and saw someone matching Magruder’s description walking on State Route 28 into a field of large grass toward the cemetery in the area. The witness pulled over and saw the suspect go into the weeds and stayed until law enforcement arrived. Authorities caught Magruder in the grass.

Magruder is booked into the Lincoln County Jail on multiple felony charges. The case is still an active investigation.