Police Searching for Dangerous Escaped Inmate

Authorities have launched a manhunt for Christopher Lee Pray, an escaped adult in custody and patient of the Oregon State Hospital. Pray, who was being held at the Multnomah County jail on multiple serious charges, including Attempted Aggravated Murder, managed to escape custody on August 30.

The incident occurred around 10:45 P.M. when Pray made off with a stolen white 2016 Dodge Caravan, with Oregon license plate E265614, on southbound Interstate 5. Law enforcement engaged in pursuit but terminated it due to safety concerns. As of now, Pray’s whereabouts remain unknown, though he was last seen heading south on Interstate 5. Pray has connections to the greater Portland metro area.

At the time of his escape, Pray was wearing a white t-shirt, maroon sweatpants, and black rubber slippers. He was also fully restrained with leg shackles, a belly chain, handcuffs, and a restraint connecting all three. Pray poses an extreme danger to the public, making him extremely unsafe to approach.

Christopher Lee Pray

Christopher Lee Pray is described as a 39-year-old white male, standing at 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 170 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, along with distinctive tattoos including “PRAY” on his right arm, “S” on his right forearm, and possibly “supreme” on his neck. He also has stitches on his upper lip.

Law enforcement is urging the public to exercise caution and immediately dial 911 if Pray or the white 2016 Dodge Caravan with license plate E265614 is sighted. Members of the public are strongly advised not to approach Pray due to his extreme danger potential.

UPDATE: Christopher Pray is in police custody in Portland. According to Portland Fire and Portland Police, Pray was rescued from mud after getting himself stuck.

A criminal complaint is only an accusation of a crime, and a suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Source: OSP

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