Port Angeles fugitive sought on warrant now in jail

By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles man sought for about a day because of a felony Department of Corrections bench warrant was in the Clallam County jail Saturday.

Corey Earl Borden, 24, was arrested by Port Angeles police and state community corrections officers near the Swain's General Store parking lot on East First Street at about 2:15 p.m. Friday, corrections officer Michael Woodhouse said.

Borden has no bond set.

Woodhouse said he was told that Borden was in the area and alerted police, who responded “within minutes.”

“PAPD did a great job. They were all over it,” Woodhouse said.

Deputy Police Chief Brian Smith said officers got word from corrections officers that Borden was in a car near the Swain's parking lot and arrested him without incident.

Thursday search

Borden was first seen Thursday at about 1 p.m., Woodhouse said, after a corrections officer driving along U.S. Highway 101 saw Borden driving the other way.

The officer turned around and followed Borden, knowing an arrest warrant had been issued on him for failing to report to his corrections officer, Woodhouse said.

Woodhouse said Borden then abandoned the car near Fey Road and Highway 101 and ran off into the nearby woods.

Borden's sighting triggered an organized search of the woods around Fey Road by officers from the Department of Corrections, Port Angeles police, Elwha tribal police and Clallam County sheriff's deputies, Smith said.

It was called off after about an hour, he said.

Borden was sentenced in October 2012 for delivery of oxycodone, court documents say.

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Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsuladailynews.com.

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