Park County Inmate Wrestles Guard, Steals Keys, and Escapes
UPDATE: At approximately 10:15 am the Sheriff’s Office took Linde into custody without incident. He is currently on his way back to the Park Detention Center. The Park County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the community for their support, and the hard work of deputies to bring this to a peaceful end.
The Park County Sheriff's Office is searching for an inmate who escaped from the Park County Detention Center on Sunday, July 25.
According to a press release from the Park County Sheriff's Office, 34-year-old Park County inmate Jordon Earl Linde overpowered a Park County Detention Officer and took his sidearm and vehicle keys on Sunday, July 25 just before 11:00 p.m.
Linde is said to be in possession of a pistol and considered to be armed and dangerous. Law enforcement officials say he was last seen wearing inmate clothing with black and white stripes. His last know location was around Mile Marker 11 on US Hwy 89 North driving a Park County Detention minivan.
The Park County Sheriff's Office and other surrounding law enforcement agencies are currently searching for the escaped inmate.
On Monday, July 26, Park County Deputies found the vehicle that Linde had stolen shortly after daylight. The suspect is still at large and is believed to be driving a gold 2000 Chrysler Town and Country minivan with MT plate 49-6627D. The vehicle that Linde is driving is stolen.
Law enforcement officials that the suspect is still considered to be armed and dangerous. If you see Linde, do not approach him or try to apprehend him. Please contact the Park County Sheriff’s Office at 406-222-2050. Or call 911.
Linde was being held without bond at the Park County jail due to the following charges.
- Felony Criminal Possession of Dangerous Drugs with Intent to Distribute
- Felony Criminal Possession of Dangerous Drugs- Opiate/Meth (X2)
- Misdemeanor Criminal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
- Misdemeanor Justice Court Warrant for Failure to Appear