SALEM, Ore. — Authorities say an inmate from a prison in northwest Oregon escaped while being transported to a work assignment in Salem.

The Statesman Journal reports state Department of Corrections officials say that 42-year-old Lorrie Marie Hocker exited a van and fled on foot Monday morning.

Hocker was incarcerated in September at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville for coercion and felony assault charges. She was scheduled to be released in July.

Authorities ask that anyone with information on Hocker’s whereabouts to contact state police or the state Department of Corrections.

Information from: Statesman Journal,

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