Suspect escapes after search

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WALLA WALLA — A one-hour search involving a four-block area southeast of Providence St. Mary Medical Center ended with the suspect getting away.

Shortly after 10 a.m., correction officers were attempting to serve a violation warrant on Jason G. Barnes, 28, at the 300 block of Chase Street when he fled on foot, according to the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Police officers were called in for backup and several units were stationed around the perimeter between W. Birch and Eagan streets and between Chase Street and Third Avenue.

Canine units were called in to aid in the search, but Barnes was not found and the search was called off about an hour later.

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