A Blaine woman incarcerated in county jail allegedly escaped with assistance from a Ferndale man while on temporary release for a May 3 medical appointment.
Danny Allen Stroud, 42, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree rendering criminal assistance after inmate Jessica Shockey, 27 of Blaine, walked away from a medical appointment with him. Shockey was initially arrested April 14 after allegedly stealing a vehicle and attempting to elude Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputies by ramming the car into a patrol vehicle twice
Shockey was released around 2 p.m. May 3 from Whatcom County Jail per an order for temporary release from Whatcom County Superior Court and was transported by corrections staff to a medical facility, WCSO spokesperson Deb Slater told The Northern Light in an email. Shockey was to return to the jail immediately following the
Around 2:30 p.m. May 3, the medical staff notified jail staff that Shockey had walked away from the appointment and her location was unknown, Slater said. Staff told WCSO deputies that a person named “Danny,” later identified as Stroud, left with Shockey.
WCSO detectives identified a getaway vehicle from surveillance video from the medical facility May 4 and received information on its location. Deputies found the vehicle in the 7200 block of North Enterprise Road in Ferndale with Stroud driving and Shockey attempting to hide under a jacket in the back seat, Slater said. Stroud allegedly said he was unaware Shockey had escaped from jail, and was only giving her a ride to Blaine.
Both Stroud and Shockey were arrested without incident.
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