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Jail escapee caught in Milwaukie

Man stole vehicle and fled Columbia River jail
by: Photo courtesy of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office,

A man who escaped from the Columbia River Correctional Facility Wednesday afternoon was caught by Clackamas County Sheriff's personnel in Milwaukie less than five hours after the escape, the Sheriff's Office said.

Dustin Tyler Nyberg, 29, was part of a work crew at a food bank when he escaped. The Sheriff's Office said he stole a vehicle from one of the food bank employees and fled at about 1:30 p.m.

The Sheriff's Office said Clackamas County authorities were alerted because Nyberg has family in the area.

The Clackamas County Inter-Agency Task Force was called in to help search for Nyberg.

At 6:00 p.m., the task force found him at his father's house along the 10100 block of SE B Street, where Nyberg was "passed out."

Nyberg was arrested without incident and taken to the Clackamas County Jail, the Sheriff's Office said. He was charged with escape.

The stolen vehicle was recovered as well, on a side street near the residence.

Nyberg was expected to be returned to the state prison on Thursday, and was not listed as an inmate at the Clackamas jail at 10 as of 10 a.m. Thursday.