Troopers Search for Escaped Inmate

Swearingen_ClintonMADRAS, Ore. – Oregon State Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate escaped from the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution Sunday.

DRCI staff say around 10:30 p.m. Clinton Orvill Swearingen II, 31, was discovered missing from his cell. Swearingen entered DRCI on February 4, 2014 on one count of theft in the first degree, two counts of burglary in the second degree, and two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle out of Linn County.

Swearingen is described as a white male, 5 ft 6 in tall, 140 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is most likely wearing blue jeans with the word “inmate” stenciled on the knee in orange and blue t-shirt with the word “inmate” stenciled in orange on the front and back.

Anyone with information regarding Swearingen’s whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at (800) 452-7888.

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