1 of 2 escaped inmates captured in Portland

1 of 2 escaped inmates captured in Portland

Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at 6:22 a.m.: Portland police apprehended one of two Washington state inmates who escaped while working on a wildfire crew in Goldendale, Washington, Tuesday.

The News Tribune reports that Tyray Munter and Maksim Petrovskiy were part of a Department of Natural Resources fire crew battling a blaze in Goldendale that broke out Saturday.

Munter was convicted of second-degree assault and theft and began serving his six-year sentence in June 2016, according to the department.

Petrovskiy was convicted of taking a motor vehicle without permission and possession of a stolen vehicle in Snohomish County and sentenced to two years and seven months in prison.

Officials caution that if you spot either inmate to not approach, and instead contact the Olympic Corrections Center at (360)-274-6181 or call 911. His expected release date had been tentatively set for May 2, 2020. He is described as a Native American male standing 6-feet-1-inch and weighing 180 pounds, with brown eyes.

The department launched a search for the inmates immediately after they were found missing. Officers responded to Southeast 82nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard and talked on the phone with the caller, who directed them to Munter.

He's been serving a 33-month sentence with the expected release date of December 8, 2018.

The Olympic Corrections Center is located near Forks, Wash., about 70 miles south of Yakima.

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