E. Ore. jail inmate flees, recaptured hours later

E. Ore. jail inmate flees, recaptured hours later

E. Ore. jail inmate flees, recaptured hours later

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 3:11 PM

ARLINGTON, Ore. -- Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a work crew in Eastern Oregon was captured four hours later along Interstate 84.

Sheriff Gary Bettencourt of Gilliam County said Thursday that 21-year-old Shea Michael Goddard escaped about 3 p.m. the day before near Arlington.

Officers from several agencies joined a search that included aircraft, four-wheelers, a tracking dog and horses.

A State Police trooper saw Goddard walking along the interstate about 7 p.m. and took him peaceably into custody.

Bettencourt said in a statement that Goddard was in a multicounty jail serving a sentence for burglary and probation violation. He was booked on an escape charge.

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