Oregon police seeking inmate who walked away from work crew

TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Corrections says a manhunt has been launched for an inmate who walked away from a highway work crew. Corrections officials say 35-year-old Brandon Sykes was in custody at the South Fork Forest Camp in Tillamook before he escaped custody Monday. Officials say Sykes walked away from the crew around 11:30 a.m. while working along Highway 6 in the Coast Range. Sykes was convicted of several counts of assault and kidnapping in Columbia County. Sykes was described as a white male, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 195 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.