An inmate who decided not to return after being granted a brief furlough from the Franklin County jail last November is now back from 'vacation.'

  Fugitive captured in Oregon.

Last November 2nd, 2023, 33-year-old Michael Nelson was supposed to return from a brief furlough from the jail, but authorities did not say why.

However, he did not, and November 6th. the Franklin County Sheriff's Office issued a wanted bulletin for Nelson. He was being held on a series of serious charges, according to the FCSO:

"Assault 3rd, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment, Resisting Arrest, and Kidnapping 1st."

The 6-foot-tall 190-lb. suspect eluded authorities until this week, the FCSO says he was located and captured by Umatilla County Deputies in Oregon. He was brought back to Franklin County on January 24th.

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No word about what, if any, time will be added to his sentence for escape from community custody.

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