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Inmate who walked off of work crew at Pittock Mansion seen at hospital

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Jasson Lewis Ray (Dept. of Corrections) Jasson Lewis Ray (Dept. of Corrections)
Surveillance photos from Legacy Good Samaritan Medical show escaped inmate Jasson Lewis Ray Friday morning. (Portland Police Bureau) Surveillance photos from Legacy Good Samaritan Medical show escaped inmate Jasson Lewis Ray Friday morning. (Portland Police Bureau)
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Surveillance photos from Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center show an escaped inmate who walked away from a work crew at Pittock Mansion Friday morning.

The photos show Jasson Lewis Ray in a dark blue shirt, dark blue shorts and heavy socks with no shoes. Hospital staff say Ray gave the name “Aaron Ray” and claimed to be suffering an arm injury.

Ray was taken to the hospital by a homeowner near Pittock Mansion who said he had no idea Ray was an inmate.

That homeowner told FOX 12 when he saw Ray he was in a T-shirt and shorts, adding Ray told him that he needed to go to the hospital after breaking his arm while skateboarding.

The Oregon State Police and crews from the Portland Police Bureau, including K-9 units, are searching nearby parks, trails and neighborhoods after Ray walked away from the mansion.

Ray is currently serving time on theft and firearm charges and has had prior convictions for assault. According to the Department of Corrections, he entered custody in December and his earliest possible release date was in February 2019.

Ray also has a criminal history in California and Arizona.

Ray is a white man, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds, with a shaved head, blue eyes goatee and many tattoos, including a star-shaped tattoo on his neck.

According to police, Ray was part of a work crew doing landscape maintenance at Pittock Mansion as visitors continued to come in to visit the 102-year-old estate.

"Everything seemed really calm, it didn’t seem like anything urgent at all,” visitor Shannon Knapp said.

"When we first came up from the trails there was a police car over here and they were radioing out a description of the gentleman," visitor Sam Yates added. "I didn’t realize at the time it was an inmate but it seemed they were in pursuit of somebody.” 

Law enforcement officials ask anyone that sees Ray to immediately call 911.

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