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Department of Corrections inmate found sleeping at Roseburg High School

An escaped inmate was found sleeping in a faculty lounge at Roseburg High School, according to police.

Posted: Oct 23, 2017 6:06 AM
Updated: Oct 23, 2017 6:06 AM

UPDATE: According to officers, the man was not an escaped inmate, but had violated the terms of his Short Term Transitional Leave. Roseburg Police says this is a program similar to parole, and he hadn't been checking in. 

He's currently being held at the Douglas County Jail.

 

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A man wanted for escaping from the Oregon State Penitentiary was found inside Roseburg High School, according to police.

They said Joshua Allen Templeton was found sleeping in the faculty lounge Wednesday morning.

Officers discovered he had an escape warrant out for his arrest and took him into custody.

Templeton also had two ounces of methamphetamine, drug packaging material, and a scale on him, police said.

He is facing charges of criminal trespass, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, and a warrant for escape.

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