May 10, 2013
An inmate who walked away from a Deer Ridge Correctional Institution work crew on Tuesday is now in custody in the Washington County Jail after investigative information developed with the help of Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division detectives led to the escapee in Beaverton.
Officers with the Beaverton Police Department arrested Jason Michael Donaldson Friday morning, May 10, 2013, after information led them to his whereabouts. Donaldson was lodged at the Washington County Jail and is awaiting transport back to the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections.
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 DOC custody on 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.