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Washington State Man Indicted After Escape from Federal Prison Camp | USAO-or

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Portland, Oregon — A federal indictment has been opened today indicting a man in Edmonds, Washington, for escaping from a satellite prison camp at the Federal Orthodontic Institute (FCI) in Sheridan, Oregon.

Andrew Cain Kristovich, 38, was charged with one escape from detention.

Early in the morning of April 25, 2022, a prison officer at FCI Sheridan, a federal prison in Yamhill County, Oregon, discovered that Christovich was missing from his assigned sleeper, according to court documents. did. Christovich was sentenced to 60 months in western Washington after being convicted of colluding with the distribution of controlled substances and illegally using controlled substances in possession of firearms. ..

Then, on April 25, 2022, law enforcement officers were dispatched to a home in Vancouver, Washington for a welfare check. Police officers met a woman who reported that Christovich had been released from her prison and told her that she had asked her to pick him up. After her woman picked him up, Christovich sexually and physically attacked her and fled in her car. On April 27, 2022, a woman’s car was found locked and abandoned in a retail parking lot in Edmonds, Washington.

On May 14, 2022, the US Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Christovich in Carson City, Nevada. Christovich was found to have a semi-automatic rifle.

Christovich first appeared in federal court in Oregon today before US Magistrate Judge Jolly A. Russo. He was ordered to be detained until further court proceedings were carried out.

If convicted, Christovich will be sentenced to up to five years in prison, three years of imprisonment, and a $ 250,000 fine.

Christovich has also been charged with a felony in Washington State in the Clark County High Court for two rapes, two assaults, two robbers, and a car theft.

Scott Eric Asfaug, a US lawyer in the Oregon area, made a presentation.

The case is being investigated by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Marshals Service, and the FBI. It has been indicted by Ashley R. Cadotte, Assistant United States Attorney for Oregon.

The prosecution is nothing more than a criminal accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proved guilty.

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