By News-Register staff • 

Inmate walks away from work crew in McMinnville

Yamhill County Sheriff's deputies are continuing to search for jail inmate who walked away from a work crew on Sunday.

Austyn Lance Ingram, 23, was serving a sentence for a probation violation on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance. He qualified for the work crew because he was considered to be at low risk to the public, according to Capt. Jason Mosiman of the sheriff's office.

Ingram was working at the Yamhill County animal control facility on the county farigrounds in McMinnville. He was discovered to be mission about 12:45 p.m.

Ingram was wearing an orange work crew outfit and orange work coat with "Sheriff's Inmate" stencilled on the back. He is described as being 5-foot, 9-inches and 155 pounds, with brown hair, blue eyes and a large tatoo on the right side of his neck.

A dog also went missing at the same time. It was found by a resident of Riverside Drive and returned to animal control about 3:30 p.m.

The orange work coat also was found and returned.

Ingram was due to be released from jail in December. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact the sheriff's office tipline, at 1-800-577-1707.


I Am Darren Wilson

Scheduled to be released next month and pulls a goofball stunt like this? Not the brightest star in the sky. Well, they got the work coat back, that's the main thing! I wonder if the dog will also be charged with escape. You know they were in on it together.

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