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Police Seek Public's Help to Find Wanted Fugitive in Columbia Gorge Area
Lieutenant Patrick Ashmore
Oregon State Police – The Dalles
Office: (541) 296-9646

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Oregon State Police, The Dalles Police Department and Wasco County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help to locate a wanted fugitive thought to be in the Columbia Gorge area after fleeing Saturday while being transported to a drug treatment center.
VICTOR BYRON SNELL, age 27, fled while being transported to an out-of-state court mandated drug treatment center on November 15th at approximately 8:10 a.m. SNELL fled on foot in the area of W. 7th and Snipes in The Dalles.
Until his release to attend treatment, SNELL had been incarcerated at the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Center (NORCOR) in connection with several high speed attempts to elude police. During the last of these incidents, SNELL was apprehended by police after he hid in a private residence.
SNELL is described as a white male, approximately 5'11", 200 lbs, with blue eyes and a shaved head. He has numerous tattoos including a peace symbol on his left shoulder.
SNELL has a history of weapons violations, was found to be in possession of body armor during his last arrest, and is considered a flight risk.
Anyone who sees VICTOR BYRON SNELL is asked to immediately call 9-1-1 or Oregon State Police Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can also call Oregon State Police Detective Lori Rosebraugh at 541-296-9646.