Wanted: High-risk sex offender with 'significant history of violence' escapes supervision

Gregory Wayne Ferguson is on post-prison supervision after serving time for Rape and Attempted Murder. (Douglas County Community Corrections)

UPDATE: Ferguson is in custody at the Douglas County Jail

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A high-risk sex offender with "a significant history of violence against adult women, including women unknown to him" tampered with his GPS unit Wednesday in Roseburg and disappeared, Douglas County Community Corrections said.

Gregory Wayne Ferguson, 56, is on post-prison supervision after serving time for Rape and Attempted Murder.

Ferguson tampered with his GPS tracking unit around 2 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.

"His last location was on a bike trail in Roseburg, east of Gaddis Park," community corrections said. "Ferguson’s mother lives in Eagle Point, so he may be heading to Jackson County via Greyhound bus or hitchhiking."

Ferguson is 5-foot-11, 230 pounds with hazel eyes.

If you know his whereabouts, call community corrections at (541) 957-8148 or local law enforcement.

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