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Convicted sex abuser escapes from NE Portland prison

Convicted Sex Offender Escapes From Portland Prison
How does a convicted sex offender escape from prison practically unnoticed? That's one of the questions now being asked after an inmate in Portland, Oregon, climbed a prison fence Wednesday and ultimately escaped.

"Matthew Medlin had been on the run since 12:30 this afternoon, when he climbed over a fence at the Columbia River Correctional Institute ... Police say a corrections officer transporting a different prisoner spotted Medlin ... just before 10 o'clock tonight."

Residents at a nearby Jack in the Box tell KOIN just a few minutes later police swarmed the area.

"The next thing you know, there are police cars all over the place. They finally chased him down. I don't know whether they chased him or not. They saw the ambulance, and they put him on a stretcher."

KPTV reports that's just two-and-a-half miles from the correctional office. Prior to this, though, police searched that area extensively and called off the search when they saw no signs of Medlin.

This is Matthew Medlin. He has an extensive criminal history and was serving time on accusations of burglary, sex abuse and assault. Interestingly, though, Medlin was set to be released from prison next week. The Oregonian says authorities still don't know why he escaped in the first place.

Medlin is currently in custody and being treated for injuries he suffered during the escape. Prosecutors have yet to announce what new charges they'll file against him.

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Don May 01 2014 at 3:05 PM

Dogs are put down for far less

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HOUSTONIAN May 01 2014 at 4:58 PM

OK , now straight men are getting women's eyebrows tattooed onto their face so to look like women. Soooo sick of all these low life uneducated low lifes taking up space. Sick freakiziod.

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robtucan HOUSTONIAN May 01 2014 at 6:00 PM

I don't know about you but no woman I know would be found dead with those hideous eyebrows. SAD!

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I LOVE YOU JENNY May 01 2014 at 5:14 PM

Love those eyebrows!!!!!!!!

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I LOVE YOU JENNY May 01 2014 at 5:16 PM

This guy is really bright!!!!!!!!

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Poof face May 01 2014 at 5:17 PM

Going to be kinda hard staying out of the public eye with those tatoos.

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nyor May 01 2014 at 5:36 PM

He probably has become institutionalized and does not want release so he pulls this to get additional time tacked on for escape. Not an uncommon thing for those who have been in prison for a while. They get used to that life and feel they will not be able to cope on the outside.

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Marc May 01 2014 at 5:57 PM

LOL where the **** did that guy think he was going with all those ugly ass tats on his on face....... He would have better luck if he was carrying a sign around Escape Convict LMAO

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Gloria's Toy May 01 2014 at 6:01 PM

with all that crap on his face. where the hell can he hide

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Dave May 01 2014 at 6:02 PM

I can't understany why a sex offender would EVER be released. They WILL do it again.

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Hagar May 01 2014 at 6:16 PM

Execute him with bad drugs so he really suffers as he should die in hell.

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