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Update #3: State Hospital Escapee Matthew Ingle Arrested by OSP Detectives
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

An escaped Oregon State Hospital psychiatric patient sought since early September was taken into custody Tuesday by Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives. No other information regarding his arrest than what is provided below is being released at this time. No other arrests have been made while OSP detectives continue the investigation surrounding his escape and where he has been since September 3rd.
MATTHEW INGLE, age 21, escaped September 3, 2011 from the Oregon State Hospital after running from staff while on a supervised walk with other patients at the Salem campus. On September 20, OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives received a tip that INGLE was in the Sandy area. Following up on the tip, OSP detectives took INGLE into custody about 12 noon without incident at an undisclosed Sandy-area residence. INGLE was transported to the Marion County Jail where he was lodged on an outstanding Escape warrant.
INGLE was admitted to the Oregon State Hospital on November 1, 2009, as a forensic commitment following his conviction on two counts of Manslaughter in the Second Degree out of Clackamas County. INGLE's conviction stems from an OSP investigation into an April 2009 double fatal traffic crash on Highway 26 west of Sandy that resulted in the death of a mother and 11-year old daughter.
"Matthew Ingle was safely taken into custody today without incident through the diligent efforts and hard work of Oregon State Police detectives from the Salem and Portland offices, the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and several other law enforcement agencies. The invaluable assistance and cooperation from the public, the media and Crime Stoppers played an important part in his capture," said Lieutenant Steven Duvall, OSP Northwest Region Criminal Investigations Division.