BELLEVUE, Wash. -- The shackled inmate that escaped on January 31 while being transported from King County Jail to the Bellevue District Court still has not been found.

New photos show that Windell Downs III, 20, has a distinctive 206 tattoo on his neck.

Police say that Downs, who is from Renton, was assisted by his girlfriend, 20-year-old Tanjanique Q. Hillis, also of Renton, who is now in custody.

Both Hillis and Downs have been charged with escape in the second-degree, and Hillis is expected to appear in court on March 5.

Around 10:00 a.m. on the day of the escape, Downs called Hillis from a phone inside the King County Jail in downtown Seattle and discussed the logistics of the escape, according to court documents.

Around the same time, Hillis and a light blue Ford Crown Victoria registered under her name were spotted outside the courthouse in Bellevue where Downs was scheduled for an afternoon appearance.

Downs was originally arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in the third degree. He had previously been jailed with bail set at $350,000 on robbery and theft charges.

Known on the streets as Boom Boom, he has a reputation of being aggressive and violent. Since 2009, he has had 31 warrants issued for his arrest.

The Bellevue Police Department said it plans to reevaluate its policies surrounding prisoner transport.

Investigators are learning that some people are fearful to call 911, so police are encouraging people to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Read or Share this story: