News

Captured: inmate who fled 6 days before release

Captured: inmate who fled 6 days before release

CRIME DOESN'T PAY:Police say an inmate who served 272 days then escaped from a north Portland prison with less than a week to go has been recaptured. Photo: clipart.com

POPTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say an inmate who served 272 days then escaped from a north Portland prison with less than a week to go has been recaptured.

Sgt. Pete Simpson says police responding to a tip from a corrections officer who was transporting someone else found 30-year-old Matthew Medlin late Wednesday night at a Jack in the Box restaurant in north Portland.

While he was initially described as “noncompliant with commands to get on the ground,” police say Medlin surrendered after numerous officers showed up, including a K-9 unit.

Simpson said Medlin was being treated for injuries suffered during his escape before being booked into jail. He had been serving time at the Columbia River Correctional Institute for burglary, sex abuse and assault when he took off early Wednesday, escaping over a fence.

Medlin served 272 days, and had six left to serve. His release date was May 6.

Local Headlines

14 hours ago in Local

Legal Malpractice Ruling

courtnews1240

Des Moines, IA (AP) — An Emmetsburg man who pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor for sex but later had…

14 hours ago in Local

Interstate 90 Crash

Minnesota State Patrol

A Wyoming woman was injured in a single vehicle accident, on Interstate 90.

14 hours ago in Local

O’Brien County Accident

Car Accident 1280

A Sheldon man receives injuries in a single vehicle rollover.

15 hours ago in Local

Tea Poisoner To Jail

jail

A Worthington woman will spend time in jail after pleading guilty to a felony assault.

16 hours ago in Local

Doon Drug Arrest

News Arrest1240 1

Two are arrested after a traffic stop in Doon.