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Sheriff: Inmate who escaped transitional facility spotted at bus stop, caught by K-9

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Joshua Dow jail booking photo on left; Deputy Michael Zaugg and K-9 Chase on right (Photos: Washington County Sheriff's Office) Joshua Dow jail booking photo on left; Deputy Michael Zaugg and K-9 Chase on right (Photos: Washington County Sheriff's Office)
WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

An inmate who escaped from a transitional facility by climbing out of a window was later spotted at a bus stop and caught climbing a fence by a K-9.  

Joshua Ray Dow, 22, was discovered missing from the Washington County Community Corrections Center at 3:47 a.m. Saturday.

Local law enforcement agencies were alerted to his escape. At 5:49 a.m., a deputy spotted Dow at a bus stop on North 29th Avenue and Baseline Street in Cornelius.

Dow ran away when the deputy stopped, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, and other deputies responded to the scene.

K-9 Chase tracked Dow to a fence near Cornelius Cinemas. Dow was arrested again at 6:08 a.m.

Dow had been in custody since Aug. 4 on charges of third-degree theft, first-degree criminal trespass and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. He is now facing additional charges of second-degree escape and a parole detainer.

He was booked into the Washington County Jail without bail.

The Washington County Community Corrections Center generally houses inmates who have been sentenced for low-level crimes. The facility allows inmates to leave during the day to seek employment or attend substance abuse treatment, among other approved activities. 

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