Update: Authorities say Stephen Reed turned himself in at about 10 p.m. Wednesday.
He was an inmate at the Oregon State Penitentiary, but was being held temporarily at the Multnomah County Jail. That's when - somehow - he was released accidentally.
PORTLAND, Ore. - An inmate was accidentally released from the Multnomah County Jail this week and authorities are now trying to track him down.
Stephen Jamaal Reed, 22, is an Oregon Department of Corrections inmate at the Oregon State Penitentiary, but was being held at a Multnomah County jail because he was due to appear in court on pending charges.
Reed was in the penitentiary on drug charges - cocaine possession and heroin delivery - and had been there since May 2, 2012.
Authorities were alerted to the mistake by an anonymous caller who told the Oregon Department of Corrections that Reed was free.
Reed is described as a black male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing 225 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Oregon State Police at (800) 452-7888.
A quick search of the KATU archives found that this wasn't the first time that a person has been mistakenly released from custody in Multnomah County. Back in 2006, a sex offender was released when he wasn't supposed to be. He was later recaptured.