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Cyberbullying Doesn’t Pay – Escapee Returned to Jail After Taunting Detective Via Text

Police have been searching for a prolific criminal after he escaped from King County Jail on August 23rd. The big break in the break out case came from an unlikely source: the suspect’s own hubris.

On Monday, the escapee texted Scotty Bach, a Seattle Police Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF) supervisor, called him a homophobic slur and suggested he perform a sex act.

Acting Sergeant Bach and MCTF detectives petitioned for and received a search warrant to obtain the suspect’s cell phone data – information which they put to good use.

On Wednesday night, MCTF detectives and North Anti-Crime Team Officers located the escapee in the 4500 block of 5 Avenue NE and placed him under arrest.  The escapee was carrying a small amount of methamphetamine, which detectives seized and placed into evidence.

A friend of the escapee proceeded to investigate his associate’s detention. Detectives quickly recognized him as a burglary suspect, and placed him under arrest as well.

This man had a pellet pistol, and was also carrying a small amount of methamphetamine.

Detectives are requesting felony narcotics charges on both men.

Both men were processed and later booked into King County Jail.