KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Kittitas County Sheriff Deputies say two boys, last names Potter and Adams, escaped from the Park Creek Group Home, a juvenile rehabilitation center, late Wednesday night after they attacked the night watchmen.
During nightly checks, deputies say the boys struck 72-year-old Duane Bangs from behind, knocked him unconscious, tied him up and stole his wallet, personal key and a key to the facility.
Bangs was able to free himself and called 9-1-1. Paramedics took him to Kittitas Valley Hospital, and later to Harborview.
Deputies say the boys also loaded bags with their clothing into Bang's car, but couldn't drive a stick shift, so they ran off.
Deputies say early Thursday morning, Adams stole a car from Parke Creek Road, but a Washington State Patrol trooper stopped him just east of Kittitas and booked him into the Yakima Juvenile Detention Center.
A few hours later, deputies found and arrested Potter near the Hemmingston and Park Creek Junction, just south of the group home. Deputies were able to recover and return Bangs's stolen wallet.