Central Oregon DailyHave you seen him? Attempted murder suspect escapes Oregon State Hospital

Have you seen him? Attempted murder suspect escapes Oregon State Hospital

Have you seen him? Attempted murder suspect escapes Oregon State Hospital

Christopher Lee Pray

Oregon State Police are warning the public about a man considered 鈥渆xtremely dangerous鈥 who escaped custody after being transferred to Oregon State Hospital in Salem.

OSP said Christopher Lee Pray, 39, was in custody at the Multnomah County Jail for multiple serious charges including attempted aggravated murder, when he was transferred to the Oregon State Hospital 鈥 a psychiatric facility 鈥 on Wednesday.

At about 10:45 p.m., Pray reportedly escaped from custody when he stole a white 2016 Dodge Caravan with Oregon license plate E265614. He managed to get away driving southbound on Interstate 5 after law enforcement broke off pursuit for safety reasons.

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Prays whereabouts are unknown at this time.聽 He was last seen heading southbound on Interstate 5, however he has ties to the greater Portland metro area.聽

At the time of his escape, he was fully restrained with leg shackles, a belly chain, handcuffs and a restraint connecting all three together.聽 He was wearing a white t-shirt, maroon sweatpants, and black rubber slippers.

Pray is considered extremely dangerous and should not be approached.聽 Court records indicate Pray was charged on May 3 with attempted aggravated murder, two counts of assault, one count of robbery and three weapons charges.聽

OSP is urging the public to dial 911 and report any sightings of Pray or the Dodge he was driving.

Christopher Lee Pray

  • 39 years old
  • 6 ft. tall, 170 pounds
  • Brown hair and brown eyes
  • White male聽
  • Trimmed facial hair- may be different from photo
  • Stitches on his upper lip
  • Tattoos- Right arm- 鈥淧RAY鈥; right forearm 鈥 鈥淪鈥; neck- possibly 鈥渟upreme鈥
  • Full restraints- leg shackles, belly chain, and handcuffs
  • White t-shirt, maroon sweatpants, and black rubber slippers.

2016 white Dodge Caravan- (photo not actual vehicle)

  • Oregon license plate- E265614
  • No identifying marks
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