Escaped inmate with ties to Lane County back in custody

Police found and arrested an inmate who escaped on her way to a work assignment.

Posted: Dec. 8, 2017 5:33 PM
Updated: Dec. 8, 2017 5:34 PM

TUALATIN, Ore. -- An inmate who escaped from Coffee Creek Correctional facility is back in custody.

Oregon State Police said Lorrie Hocker escaped on her way to a work assignment in Salem. They said she opened the van door and ran away.

Officers with the Tualatin Police Department arrested Hocker at about 3:45 p.m. on Friday.

Hocker is serving time for an assault charge out of Lane County and a coercion charge out of Montana.

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