MEACHAM - Police still were looking Friday afternoon for one of three 17-year-old offenders who fled mid-day Thursday from Emigrant Springs State Park.
Brian Thompson was part of an eight-person RiverBend Youth Correctional Facility work crew stationed at the park. He and two other offenders from the La Grande facility, Jonathan Tune and Tony Waters, both 17, left the work crews, which was supervised by two adults. Tune and Waters were apprehended early Friday near Deadman's Pass, about 20 miles east of Pendleton on Interstate 84. They were lodged in the Northeast Oregon Regional Youth Center in Pendleton, according to Karen Andall of the Oregon Youth Authority, which operates the RiverBend correctional facility.
Oregon State Police, Umatilla Tribal Law Enforcement and Union and Umatilla County sheriff's departments are investigating of the incident, Andall said.
RiverBend Youth Correctional Facility is a youth transition program for male offenders who are transitioning from youth correctional facilities back to the community.