Inmate who walked away from work crew back in custody

Escaped inmate Jasson Ray in a surveillance photo from Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland on August 12, 2016 (PPB)
Escaped inmate Jasson Ray in a surveillance photo from Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland on August 12, 2016 (PPB)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Columbia River Prison inmate who walked away from a work crew near Pittock Mansion Friday morning was taken back into custody Monday night, according to the Oregon Department of Corrections.

Lane County Sheriff’s Office recently received a tip that 37-year-old Jasson Lewis Ray was at Oaks Mobile Home Park in Eugene. Deputies went to the mobile home park on Seavey Loop Road and reportedly made contact with Ray from a distance.

He allegedly told deputies he wouldn’t come out and that he had a bomb. After several hours, authorities deployed gas inside the home and he finally came out.

Ray was taken back into custody Monday around 8:30 p.m.

He is serving time for firearm and theft charges, with previous violent convictions in both California and Arizona. The earliest release date for him is February 15, 2019.

No explosives were found at the mobile home park, deputies said.

Escaped inmate Jasson Ray in 3 photos. On the right, a surveillance photo from Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland on August 12, 2016 (PPB)
Escaped inmate Jasson Ray in 3 photos. On the right, a surveillance photo from Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland on August 12, 2016 (PPB)

 

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