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OSP Detectives Investigate Resolved Hostage Incident at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
Chane Griggs
Department of Corrections
Office: (503) 945-9225

Oregon State Police detectives are investigating an incident Wednesday morning during which an inmate at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) took a Department of Corrections (DOC) employee hostage on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at approximately 6:45 a.m. The incident was resolved at 8:15 a.m.
The DOC employee remained calm during the entire situation and was unharmed in the incident.
The inmate, JOHN ANTHONY BROWN, age 40, was secured without injury by correctional officers and there was no other inmate involvement. BROWN will be transported to another DOC facility. There have been no staff injuries reported.
BROWN is serving a 24 month sentence for one count of Robbery in the Third Degree from Multnomah County. He has one detainer from the state of California for a parole violation. He has been at CCCF since May 16, 2008.
The male intake center is on full lock-down status. The female medium facility is on modified lock-down status. The female minimum facility remains in full operational status.