Deputies: Marion Co inmate flees after jumping fence

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 30-year-old inmate is on the loose after Marion County deputies he jumped a fence outside the transition center in Salem.

Deputies said after Jesse Guajardo jumped the fence, he got into a car waiting nearby. Officials found the car at home in the 4700 block of Whitman Cir NE, however, Guajardo then fled on foot.

Despite searching with K-9 units, deputies have not yet found Guajardo, who was in custody for a parole violation. He’s described as a Hispanic man from the Salem area. He’s 5-foot-9, 130 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair.

The driver of the car — Kendra Olvera — was taken into custody for her role in the incident. The 24-year-old was booked into the Marion County Jail on the charges of unauthorized departure and driving while suspended.

Anyone who has information about Guajardo’s location is asked to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503.588.5032.

The transition center prepares inmates for re-entry into the community prior to release from custody. 

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