Two inmates who had escaped from the Cedar Creek Corrections Center in Thurston County were captured Sunday afternoon.
A Washington State Department of Corrections spokesperson said search crews captured the two in Capitol State Forest, about six miles from the prison near Littlerock. Both men were awaiting transfer to a state prison facility and medical treatment for minor injuries sustained during their escape.
The two inmates, 30 year-old Richard Dale Harvell and 26 year-old Sage Cree Bear, had suffered minor injuries during their escape from the facility. They were being transported back to the prison.
Authorities said the two had escaped from the prison around 9:40 pm on Saturday.
Harvell had been convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm out of Snohomish County.
Bear had been convicted of manslaughter 1 out of King County.