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(CAPTURED) State Prison Inmate Walks Away From Work Crew

29-year old Dustin Nyberg was scheduled for release in February 2008.

Oregon fugitive 29-year old Dustin Nyberg
Department of Corrections officials say that as in the case of all fugitives, 29-year old Dustin Nyberg should be considered dangerous and not be approached.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - The prisoner referenced in this story was captured by authorities on the same day of his escape. For that story visit this link: Escaped Prisoner from Columbia River Captured

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A minimum-custody Oregon Department of Corrections inmate walked away from a four-man work crew this afternoon in Portland, officials with the Department of Corrections reported.

Vicki Reynolds with the Department of Corrections says 29-year old Dustin Nyberg was with a crew from Columbia River Correctional Institution in north Portland.

"The crew was performing various clean-up duties at the Oregon Food Bank at 7900 NE 33rd, about a mile from the prison. He was last seen taking the trash out at 1:30 PM."

Nyberg is a white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He is five foot nine inches inches tall and weighs 195 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and blue T-shirt, according to Reynolds.

"All articles of clothing had the word inmate prominently stenciled on them in orange. He has several tattoos on his chest and both hands and arms."

She says Nyberg was incarcerated in June 2007 from Clackamas County for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He was scheduled for release in February 2008.

"Only minimum custody inmates within three years of release are eligible to join outside work crews. Columbia River Correctional Institution has 532 inmates, most of who participate in work and/or treatment programs."

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She says that as in the case of all fugitives, Nyberg should be considered dangerous and not be approached.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact the Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888, the non-emergency number of their local police department, or the Oregon Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Unit at 503-945-0975.

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