- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Authorities arrested an inmate who had been missing for six months.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://is.gd/32wnN6) that 36-year-old Mario Alberto Cruz-Ortiz vanished last September from a work crew at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. He was re-arrested Sunday by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and faces a charge of unauthorized departure.

At the time of his alleged escape, Cruz-Ortiz was serving a six-month sentence for a methamphetamine conviction.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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