Detention Center prisoner escapes from law enforcement custody

Enterprise Staff
Monday, July 26, 2021
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A Park County Detention Center prisoner who escaped from law enforcement custody is considered armed and dangerous, the Park County Sheriff’s Office said Monday morning. 

Park County inmate Jordon Earl Linde, 34, overpowered a Park County Detention officer, taking his sidearm and vehicle keys to a Park County Detention minivan, which he escaped in just before 11 p.m. Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. 

The van has since been found abandoned. 

News of the escape was announced in a 4:09 a.m. Monday notification from Nixle, the Park County emergency alert system.

Linde was last seen around mile marker 11 on U.S. Highway North. He is last known to be wearing black and white striped inmate clothing, the release said.

He is believed to have switched cars to a gold 2000 Chrysler Town and Country minivan with Montana plate 49-6627D.

Linde was being held on charges of felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, two counts of felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, misdemeanor criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, and a misdemeanor Justice Court warrant for failure to appear.

The Sheriff’s Office asks citizens that if they see Linde, to call the Sheriff’s Office at (406) 222-2050, or call 911. 

Do not approach or try to apprehend Linde, the office said.

No further information was available by press time Monday.

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