Juneau, AK (KINY) - A prisoner escaped during transport to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center, but only for a short time.
Confirmed by Megan Peters of the Alaska State Troopers, all LEOs were notified about the escape and quickly dispatched to the area. JPD was able to catch the man and took him into custody.
Update from a press release:
During the afternoon, an Alaska State Trooper Court Service Officer had been transporting several inmates back to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center from the Juneau Court in an AST prisoner transport van when one of the inmates kicked out the window and tried to get away on foot.
Around Anka Street, 25-year-old William Eric Moy Jr. managed to break the security window and door window and fled. He had been wearing chains and an LCCC inmate uniform. Shortly after his escape, State Troopers, Wildlife Troopers, JPD, and Park Rangers responded, created a perimeter, and began the search. Not twenty minutes later, the inmate was caught. He had been hiding in an abandoned car on Jenkins Drive and was then taken back into custody without further incident.
The inmate was being held on multiple charges of Burglary II, Theft II, Criminal Mischief III, Resisting Arrest, MICS IV, Criminal Trespass I, and Theft III. After this incident, he is also being charged with Escape and Criminal Mischief.
Damage to the van was estimated to be over $3,000.
Moy could have had an extensive history of burglary throughout August. He was identified as a person of interest in a theft at The Scuba Tank and two incidents at Southeast Extinguisher. Moy had been arrested on Monday in a motorhome in the 8400 block of Nugget Drive. Moy had been issued a search warrant and for violating conditions of release from an unrelated incident. Moy had resisted arrest and tried to flee, but was apprehended.
JPD detectives later returned to the motorhome to fulfill the search warrant and found stolen property from several burglaries.