On Tuesday, Geiger Work Crew Inmate, 22-year-old Jonnathan M. Stayton, walked away from his assigned work detail near Eighth and McDonald.
Spokane Valley deputies searched the area but were unable to locate him, said Cpl. Mark Gregory, sheriff’s spokesman. With the safety of students and staff a priority, Central Valley School District placed their schools in “lockout” as a precaution.
At approximately 10 a.m., a Geiger Work Crew Corrections Officer reported Stayton walked away from his work detail clearing snow near 8th and McDonald.
Spokane Valley deputies responded to the area and searched for Stayton but were unsuccessful in locating him.
Stayton was being held for a violation of a no-contact order.
Jonnathan M. Stayton is described as a white male, 5-foot-10, approximately 165 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing an orange work vest, blue jacket, maroon T-shirt, blue pants and black boots.
If you have seen Stayton, or know of his location, you are asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233, reference 10029478.
The Geiger Work Crew is part of Spokane County Detention Services which includes the Spokane County Jail and the Geiger Facility. Spokane County Detention Services is not overseen by the sheriff and is not part of the sheriff office.
In a lockout, students are brought inside, and buildings are secured restricting movements outside while normal school operations continue inside.
When a school is in lockdown, students and staff implement additional safety protocols, individual rooms are secured and movements inside/outside the school are greatly restricted.