Inmate who escaped from work crew found in Kirkland

Man was convicted on theft and stolen property charges.

A missing King County inmate was found in Kirkland on July 22, after he escaped from a work crew in Seattle on July 19, according to the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Jeffrey Allen Beach was taken into custody at a Kirkland home. He will be transferred to a state correctional facility for questioning and investigation.

Beach, 29, was working at the Washington Department of Transportation-Ferries warehouse in Seattle when he escaped at about 10:46 a.m. on July 19. Local and state law enforcement were notified and corrections deployed a community response unit.

Beach was convicted of theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen car and stolen property, and identity theft. He has a 43-month sentence that he started serving in March. His release date was set for March 14, 2021.

The inmate was found due to a partnership among the Corrections’ Community Response Unit, Kirkland police and Seattle police.