At approximately 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16th, Neal Millikan was safely apprehended without incident after being located in a vehicle in Kennewick, Wash. Millikan was booked into the Benton County jail, pending transfer to a state prison facility.
The Washington Department of Corrections worked in close partnership with other law enforcement, including the US Marshal Service and the Kennewick Police Department , and greatly values and thanks its law enforcement partners. The Department also thanks the many individuals who provided tips to the phone lines.
Millikan escaped from a garden crew outside the secure perimeter at the Washington State Penitentiary on Friday, October 14, 2016.
At approximately 1:00 p.m., the Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) garden crew supervisor determined Millikan, 31, was missing. Correctional employees immediately initiated an inmate recount of the entire facility and escape procedures. The facility notified local law enforcement and activated the WSP Special Emergency Response and Inmate Recovery Teams.
Millikan was convicted of possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen property, attempt to elude pursuing police, and bail jumping out of Benton County and began serving his 27 month sentence on August 3, 2016. His earned release date had been tentatively scheduled for January 13, 2018.