Inmate at large after walking away from work crew in Salem

The sheriff's office asks anyone with information about Tarjen Jokon's location to call (503) 588-5032.

SALEM, Ore. - An inmate walked away from a work crew Wednesday morning and remains at large, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

Tarjen Jokon, 22, ran off from a crew on Kuebler Boulevard in south Salem around 9:45 a.m.

"Marion County Deputies conducted a search of the area for Mr Jokon but were unable to locate him," the sheriff's office said. "It is believed Mr. Jokon was picked up from someone in a vehicle and drove him out of the area."

The sheriff's office asks anyone with information about Jokon's location to call (503) 588-5032.

Jokon was being held in the Marion County Transition Center on a probation violation for the original charge of Theft.

"The Sheriff's Office has 4 work crews with approximately 8 inmates on each crew working in the community conducting weed control, clean up and numerous other tasks," the sheriff's office said. "The Sheriff's Office selects inmates that are housed in the Transition Center and typically have a low risk to public safety. This has been a great opportunity for inmates to learn skills, give them the opportunity to give back to our community as well as give them work experience that can help them secure employment once they transition back into the local community."

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