Man escapes from Wapato jail, arrested an hour later - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Man escapes from Wapato jail, arrested an hour later

Posted: Updated:
Nunez has an extensive criminal history and the police department tells us an internal investigation is underway. Nunez has an extensive criminal history and the police department tells us an internal investigation is underway.

WAPATO, WA- Wapato police say 30-year-old Juan Jose Nunez escaped from the jail around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Yakima Sheriff's deputies and Wapato police officers say they caught him just over an hour later. A press release states Nunez was able to "jimmy" a lock in a minimum security cell and run away.

Nunez has an extensive criminal history and the police department tells us an internal investigation is underway.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Yakima NewsYakima News TodayMore>>

  • Yakima Central Plaza added to ballot with 4-3 vote

    Yakima Central Plaza added to ballot with 4-3 vote

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:13 PM EDT2018-06-21 01:13:50 GMT

    The drama surrounding the controversial Yakima Central Plaza just won't go away, and soon the public could let the City Council know how they feel about the project. 

    More >>

    The drama surrounding the controversial Yakima Central Plaza just won't go away, and soon the public could let the City Council know how they feel about the project. 

    More >>
  • Davis High School students participate in NASA camp

    Davis High School students participate in NASA camp

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-06-20 23:53:07 GMT

    School may be out, but learning happens all year round. 

    More >>

    School may be out, but learning happens all year round. 

    More >>
  • Wells Fargo employees help a disabled vet prepare for home inspection

    Wells Fargo employees help a disabled vet prepare for home inspection

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:59:19 GMT

    Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Wells Fargo understands that - that's why on Tuesday they helped out a veteran in need. 

    More >>

    Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Wells Fargo understands that - that's why on Tuesday they helped out a veteran in need. 

    More >>