Oregon inmate accused of attempted murder escapes mental hospital in full shackles

An “extremely dangerous” felon accused of attempted murder fled an Oregon mental hospital Wednesday night after robbing an employee’s car while wearing shackles and slippers.

Christopher Lee Prey, 39, a spokesperson for the facility, took control of the car and drove away at 10:30 p.m. as medical staff were driving to Oregon State Hospital in Salem. told the Oregonian newspaper.

Prey briefly led state troopers in a high-speed car chase down Interstate 5, but they eventually withdrew over safety concerns, local papers reported.

“The play is considered extremely dangerous and should not be approached,” Oregon State Police said in a statement, urging anyone who spotted the play to call 911 immediately.

The inmates have been charged with felonies of first-degree robbery, attempted aggravated murder, assault, armed robbery and gun possession related to the shooting that nearly killed a woman in Multnomah County. According to Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Authorities called Christopher Lee Prey “extremely dangerous” and warned anyone who saw him to call the police.
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The Oregonian said he had previously served time in prison and was convicted of at least 16 felonies, including first-degree robbery, possession of a weapon, smuggling contraband into a prison and resisting arrest. It is said that there is

It is unclear how Prey, who was handcuffed with shackles and a belly chain, was able to wrest the steering wheel from the hospital staff.

One employee was injured in the process, police said.

Prey is on the run from Oregon State Hospital in Salem and is considered a dangerous person.
Prey is on the run from Oregon State Hospital in Salem and is considered a dangerous person.

Prey was last seen fleeing in a stolen white 2016 Dodge Caravan.
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The suspect had an “argument” with another patient at a state hospital and needed medical attention before he fled. The man was rushed to a local emergency room, and as he was about to leave, he scuffled for the driver’s seat and stole a white minivan, local papers reported.

According to state police, he was last seen driving a white 2016 Dodge Caravan state car with Oregon license plate E265614 driving south on Interstate 5 to Port. It is said that he has a connection with Land City.

He was last seen wearing a white shirt, sweatpants and rubber slippers.

Prey was incarcerated at the Multnomah County Jail until early Wednesday when he was admitted to a state hospital.

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