PORTLAND, Ore. - The search is on for an inmate who was accidentally released from a Multnomah County jail earlier this week.
Stephen Jamaal Reed, 22, is an Oregon Department of Corrections inmate at the Oregon State Penitentiary. He was being held at a Multnomah County jail because he was due to appear in court on pending charges.
Authorities were alerted to the mistake by an anonymous caller.
Reed had been incarcerated since May 2 for cocaine possession and heroin delivery.
Reed is described as 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Oregon State Police at 800-452-7888.
A quick search of the KATU archives found that this wasn't the first time that a person has been mistakenly released from custody in Multnomah County. Back in 2006, a sex offender was mistakenly released. He was later recaptured.