State police capture Ore. mental hospital escapee



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police have arrested a 21-year-old man who escaped from a psychiatric hospital on Sept. 3 while on a supervised walk. Matthew Ingle had been held at the Oregon State Hospital since he was convicted of two counts of second-degree manslaughter in a 2009 car crash. Court testimony indicated Ingle was suffering from schizophrenic delusions when he blew through a red light and slammed into another car, killing a woman and her young daughter.

Lt. Gregg Hastings says state police detectives arrested Ingle on Tuesday at a home in Sandy, southeast of Portland, after receiving a tip. They were taking him to the Marion County Jail.

The Oregonian reports ( that Ingle ran ahead of a group of patients and staff out for a walk on the hospital’s Salem campus and jumped into a waiting car. State police continue to investigate the escape.

Hospital spokeswoman Rebeka Gipson-King says Ingle’s program and treatment will be reassessed.


Information from: The Oregonian,