Man escapes from Kitsap County jail

Terrance Anthony Puglisi -
Terrance Anthony Puglisi
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A 35-year-old Kitsap County Jail inmate escaped from custody late Thursday night.

Terrance Anthony Puglisi, originally from Vancouver, Wash., and more recently of Port Orchard, was found missing during an inmate count at approximately 11 p.m. Puglisi escaped from the jail wearing a green-colored jail inmate suit (pajama type surgical “scrub” attire with “flip-flop” type sandals). Puglisi is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall in height, and weighs about 160 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He has several scars around his nose and eyes, and tattoos on both his left and right shoulders and on the calf of his right leg.

At press time Friday he had not yet been captured.

According to a Kitsap County sheriff’s office statement released Friday, Puglisi was being held in the jail awaiting trial for several allegations including possessing stolen property and escape.

Puglisi had previously escaped from custody on Wednesday,March 12, in Port Orchard, while being transported to jail by Bremerton Police Department. In the previous incident, Puglisi was able to slip his restraints and leave the transport vehicle through a rear window. He was re-captured on April 16.

This time, it appears that Puglisi escaped by jumping from a second-level, upper cellblock tier onto a television stand and then through a small window that was covered by temporary building materials. He had been housed in a section of the jail that is adjacent to the new jail wing that is under construction the press release stated. The window is approximately 20 feet from the housing area floor. The window leads to an area of the jail that is still under construction and not totally secure.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies began a local area search and an investigation into the circumstances of the escape. Two K-9 tracks were started and a dispatch notification was broadcast to local law enforcement agencies.

Puglisi has past felony convictions for vehicle theft and forgery. Puglisi has past gross misdemeanor convictions for theft, third-degree (three counts) and making a false or misleading statement.

Puglisi worked as a tattoo artist. He has several aliases including Gino Anthony Puglisi, Michael Albert Shelton, Christopher T. Maher and Richard L. Garrett.

The incident is under investigation by Sheriff’s detectives.

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