Man who left Washington work release caught in South Dakota

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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 6:20 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a man convicted of murder at age 12 who walked away from a work release program in Washington state has been captured in South Dakota.

The Washington Department of Corrections says U.S. Marshals apprehended 25-year-old Jake Eakin without incident Tuesday at a bus stop in Rapid City.

A warrant was issued for Eakin's arrest Sunday after he failed to report to a Yakima, Washington, work release center.

Eakin will be sent to the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, and could face charges for his unauthorized leave.

Eakin was convicted of murder in 2005 and sentenced to 14 years in prison for the 2003 beating and stabbing death of a 13-year-old special education student. At the time of the killing, Eakin was 12.

He had been scheduled for release in September.