The escape conviction of a work crew inmate who stopped shoveling horse manure at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and rode away with his girlfriend was overturned Wednesday. The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that Aaron Frank Cadger wasn’t guilty of second-degree escape because the fairgrounds isn’t a correctional facility. District Attorney Rick Wesenberg said he will consult with the Department of Justice to determine whether the state will appeal to the Oregon Supreme Court. Either through an appeal or legislative action, the law should be made clear that leaving an inmate work crew constitutes escape, he said. “Every now and …
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