Deer Ridge walk-away inmate back in custody

Published May 10, 2013 at 04:26PM

An inmate who walked away from a Deer Ridge Correctional Institution work crew Tuesday in Bend was arrested this morning in Beaverton, according to Oregon Department of Corrections.

Jason Michael Donaldson is now in custody in the Washington County Jail, according to DOC.

Officers with the Beaverton Police Department arrested Donaldson Friday morning, after information led them to his whereabouts. Donaldson is awaiting transport back to DOC custody.

Donaldson walked away Tuesday afternoon from a work crew that was clearing debris from Phil’s Trail west of Bend. A full-scale investigation led by Oregon State Police ensued, with cooperation from DOC, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Bend Police Department, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Eugene Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department, the Lincoln County Interagency Narcotics Team, Portland Police Bureau, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Beaverton Police Department.

Donaldson entered prison Dec. 4, 2012, on three counts of theft in the first degree, three counts of burglary in the second degree, and one count of criminal mischief in the first degree out of Lane County. At the time he walked away, his earliest release date was June 20, 2016.