Local Jail Escapee Charges with Assault

Thomas Grimes, the man who escaped from the Douglas County Jail, has been charged with crimes committed while he was on the run. Grimes pleaded not guilty to charges of assault, possession of a stolen vehicle and attempting to elude police. The Springfield man was arrested in July after he had twice slipped away from … Continue reading »

Jail Escapee Sentenced to Prison

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The man who escaped from the Douglas County Jail and eluded police for nearly a month was sentenced Wednesday. Thomas Grimes will spend more than seven years in prison. In June, he snuck out of the jail in a garbage can. Over the following 33 days, Grimes slipped away from law enforcement … Continue reading »

Eight Arrested for Helping Fugitive

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield police have arrested eight people for helping a fugitive who escaped from the Douglas County Jail. Thomas Grimes, who escaped from the jail in June, was arrested at a campsite near Fall Creek in July. His sister Lisa Ann Henderson, 38, was one of the five Springfield residents arrested for hindering … Continue reading »