Fugitives West Coast

Steven Roche Wanted for Alleged Jail Escape in Washington State

ID #17-167


The hunt is on for two inmates — one an accused shooter — who the Department of Corrections says escaped from the Yakima County Correctional Center in Yakima on Tuesday morning.

Corrections officers believe the two inmates — Chad Tipton and Steven Roche — escaped through a faulty door leading from an inside recreational yard to the outside. Officers say the locking mechanism failed and have found it to fail repeatedly since testing it after the escape.

Both were being housed at the jail as contract prisoners from Kootenai County, Idaho.

Roche are convicted felons.

Roche was in custody on Kootenai County, Idaho felony charges for multiple counts of Burglary, Grand Theft and Forgery.

CAPTURE UPDATE April 7, 2017:

The Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force says escaped Yakima County Jail inmate, Chad Tipton, was arrested in Olympia on Friday night.

A second escaped inmate, Steven Roche, is still on the loose.

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