COLFAX, Wash. – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a juvenile who escaped the custody of the Juvenile Department.

Officials said they believe Lance Anttila, 17, escaped around 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday after being arrested for theft of a motor vehicle. He is 5’10” tall, weighs 150 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair.

They believe he stole a vehicle from the Whitman County Juvenile Department. Authorities did not discover the car was missing until Wednesday. The white 2013 Chevy Malibu with license plate 61452C was last seen in the Lewiston/Clarkston area on Tuesday night.

Colfax Police and Whitman County Deputies conducted a search and were unable to find Anttila.

If you have seen the suspect you are asked to call Colfax Police Department at 509-397-4616 or the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office at 509-397-6266.