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Man escapes from Pacific courthouse, apprehended short time later

Pacific police arrested a man Wednesday after he allegedly escaped from custody during an appearance at  Pacific Municipal Court.

The incident occurred about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Pacific police press release.  The man had been transported to the courthouse from the Regional Justice Center in Kent for a hearing.

While there, he managed to escape custody. (The press release does not specify how the man escaped.) Witnesses reported the escape to officers. They found a pair of jail sandals outside the courthouse, the department reported.

A police dog responded to the scene and apprehended the escapee a short

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UPDATED: Sumner man charged in deadly Pacific crash early Monday

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 29-year-old Sumner man with vehicular homicide after a deadly crash early Monday in Pacific.

Joseph Patrick McNeil pleaded not guilty on the charges this afternoon. Pierce County Superior Court Commissioner Patrick Oishi ordered McNeil held in lieu of $75,000 bail. If released from jail, he also was ordered to be put on electric home monitoring and alcohol monitoring, prosecutors reported.

Prosecutors allege McNeil was driving a 4×4 westbound on Stewart Road Southwest just before 2 a.m. Monday when he crossed into oncoming lanes in the 100 block and hit a small white car

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