PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon State Police say they have captured one of two 18-year-olds who escaped from a youth prison.
Micah West of Salem was detained by Albany police for shoplifting candy bars on Tuesday, July 18, after midnight. He has booked into the Linn County Jail on his active arrest warrant and then transferred Wednesday to the Oregon Youth Authority's MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn.
West may be charges for his escape from OYA's Camp Riverbend Youth Transition Facility in La Grande. If he broke the law during the time since his escape, he may face charges related to any alleged violations of the law.
The other fugitive, Brittain McAuliffe, of Central Point, is still at large.
The two fugitives may have stolen a pickup from the Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area on June 24. Troopers say the state park emblem is on the doors of the white, Ford F250 pickup. The plate number was E273867.
Police say McAuliffe was spotted on June 24 at a pharmacy in Milton-Freewater. He is 5-foot-11, weighs 220 pounds and has tattoos on both forearms, one described as "Native Pride."
Police say anyone who sees McAuliffe should call 911 or the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center dispatch at 541-664-4600. Refer to OSP case number SP17211022.
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