PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – An Oregon inmate who used a golf cart to run away from a Salem prison Tuesday morning was caught 20 minutes later, according to the Oregon Department of Corrections.
Officials say Juan Antonio Castillo left his offsite work crew in Salem around 9:50 a.m. and was taken back into custody around 10:13 a.m. on Lancaster Drive
Castillo first entered the Santiam Correctional Institution on July 12 for eluding a police officer and second-degree robbery in Marion County. The SCI is a minimum-security prison that offers work opportunities through contracts with other state agencies.
Castillo’s earliest possible release date is April 17, 2027.