Escaped prisoner back in custody

Chad Michael Ramsey. Photo: Washington Department of Corrections

LITTLEROCK, Wash. – Police have arrested a prisoner accused of escaping from his work crew south of Olympia on Monday afternoon.

Investigators say Chad Michael Ramsey, 45, was working outside of the Cedar Creek Corrections Center perimeter just before 3 p.m. Monday when he escaped.  Washington Corrections tweeted that he had been caught in the Capitol State Forest area just before 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Ramsey was serving a 29-month sentence for second-degree burglary, harassment and unlawful imprisonment. His release date was tentatively set for a little over a year from now, on Oct. 16, 2019.

Cedar Creek Corrections Center is on the southeast edge of the Capitol State Forest near Littlerock.