Inmate who escaped work crew has history of running from authorities

South Fork Forest Camp entrance in November 2017. Photo: Chas Hundley

TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST - Brandon Sykes walked away from a South Fork Forest Camp work crew late Monday morning near the Coast Range summit on Highway 6, and has yet to be apprehended. 

“Unfortunately, we do not have an update on Mr. Sykes whereabouts,” said Betty Bernt, a spokesperson for the Oregon Department of Corrections.

The formerly incarcerated Sykes was housed at the South Fork Forest Camp in the Tillamook State Forest, a minimum-security facility jointly operated by the Oregon Department of Corrections and the Oregon Department of Forestry. 

The facility routinely sends inmate work crews on . . .

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