Convicted arsonist arrested in Port Angeles after escaping facility in Alabama

Dylan Carroll, 24, escaped, stole a 2016 Chevrolet pickup and drove to the Olympic Peninsula.

Dylan Carroll

Dylan Carroll

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 24-year-old convicted arsonist who escaped the Frank Lee Work Release Center in Alabama.

Dylan Carroll escaped from the center in Deatsville, Ala., on Sept. 23, stole a 2016 Chevrolet pickup and drove to the Olympic Peninsula, according to a press release from the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

Carroll is serving 13 years for setting fire to a hotel in Tallassee, Ala., in 2009, the Montgomery Advertiser reported.

He was booked into the Clallam County jail Saturday for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm and for being a fugitive from justice in another state. He was taken into custody without incident in Port Angeles on Saturday.

He is being held in the jail until he is extradited back to Alabama, the Alabama Department of Corrections told the Montgomery Advertiser.

Carroll’s grandmother in Forks reported at about 9 a.m. Saturday that Carroll was driving the stolen truck, with Texas plates, and that he had a stolen firearm, according to the press release.

Forks and La Push police officers arrived to take the report from Carroll’s grandmother, but he had left before they arrived.

Before leaving and heading toward Port Angeles, Carroll gave his grandmother the stolen firearm, according to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

At about noon, a caller reported seeing the truck driving east on U.S. Highway 101 toward Sequim.

Deputies found the pickup parked in the Port Angeles Walmart parking lot, backed into an embankment concealing the stolen Texas license plate.

Deputies found Carroll in the driver’s seat with the keys in the ignition and took him into custody.

The pickup was impounded and the owner was notified that his truck and firearm had been recovered.

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Reporter Jesse Major can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at jmajor@peninsuladailynews.com.

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