The U.S. Marshals Service is hunting down a fugitive wanted on new charges of rape, assault, and strangulation after he escaped from a federal prison camp in Oregon.
Andrew Kristovich, 38, escaped FCI Sheridan on April 25 and is accused of traveling to an acquaintance's house, where he allegedly assaulted and raped the person before fleeing with that person's car and other personal items, as reported by KOIN.
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Kristovich was serving a five-year sentence in prison for cartel-linked gun and drug charges, according to FOX 13.
Kristovich’s escape has also raised questions on protocols for notifying the community about escaped prisoners, as he was located at a minimum-security camp at the time.
Pacific NW Violent Offender Task Force of OR and WA are looking for Andrew Kristovich, 38, who is wanted by the USMS for Escape and by Clark County Sheriff's on PC charges of Rape, Assault, D.V. Strangulation, and additional charges. Call 1-877-WANTED2 with info. pic.twitter.com/cK8jcg8guJ— U.S. Marshals (@USMarshalsHQ) May 9, 2022
One man who lives only a quarter-mile from where Kristovich escaped said he should have been notified as it happened.
"We should’ve known what happened. Somebody broke out of prison and did all this stuff, raped somebody,” the man told KOIN, adding that the prison should hire more help and "make sure people don’t just walk away like that."
It's unclear how exactly Kristovich was able to escape.
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Kristovich is considered armed and dangerous.