Alaska inmate escapes prison van through window, found in abandoned car

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Published: Aug. 24, 2018 at 9:12 AM AKDT
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An Alaska prisoner escaped from custody, and was briefly on the loose, before being caught once again by authorities who searched for him after learning of his escape.

According to a report by the Alaska State Troopers, the escape happened on August 22 at 2:30 p.m.

At that time, inmate William Moy, 25 of Juneau, was being transported along with several other inmates back to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center from Juneau Court in an AST prisoner transport van.

When the van got near Anka Street, Moy reportedly kicked out a window on the door of the van and jumped out of it, wearing belly chains and a Lemon Creek inmate uniform. He ran away from the scene, escaping recapture.

A large group of law enforcement officers arrived in the area, including wildlife troopers, JPD, and park rangers. They began to search for Moy, forming a perimeter around the area.

About 20 minutes later, AST reports, Moy was found, hiding in an abandoned car on Jenkins Drive. He was arrested again without incident, AST said in their dispatch report.

Now, in addition to the charges he was already facing (Burglary II, Theft II, Criminal Mischief III, Resisting Arrest, MICS IV, Criminal Trespass I, and Theft III), he'll add escape and criminal mischief to the list. AST said the damage to the van is over $3,000.