Update: Tillamook Youth Correction Facility escapee arrested

On September 16, 2015, Joshua Garvin was located and arrested in Provo, Utah. According to Provo Utah Police, they received a tip that GARVIN was at a shelter in their city. When officers arrived at the shelter, GARVIN fled on foot, and after a brief chase was arrested without incident. GARVIN will be held in Utah pending extradition back to Oregon.

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Joshua Garvin

Any questions regarding this case should be directed to the Oregon Youth Authority. On September 12, 2015, The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) and the Oregon State Police requested the public’s assistance in locating a subject who escaped the Tillamook Youth Correction Facility. ***End Update***

Previous Release:

The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) and the Oregon State Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a subject who escaped the Tillamook Youth Correction Facility on Saturday afternoon.

According to Ann Snyder of the Oregon Youth Authority, Joshua GARVIN, age 22, escaped from the facility sometime after 12PM. An extensive search of the area was conducted and is still ongoing. The Oregon State Police is leading the investigation into GARVIN’s escape.

GARVIN, from Clackamas County, is 5’9″, 180lbs, and has short blond hair. Clothing upon departure was a camouflage Duck Dynasty sweatshirt, blue jeans and black tennis shoes.

GARVIN may pose a danger to himself or others. For this reason, the public is urged not to approach him, but to call law enforcement if he is sighted. Any inquiries will be directed to Ann Snyder at 503-551-8294.

GARVIN was in OYA custody (for sex offenses) as he was sentenced as a juvenile before the age of 18. OYA can keep a youth offender until their 25th birthday. More information will be released as it becomes available.






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