Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On October 5, 2022, at approximately 11:06 p.m., the Missoula Pre-Release Center announced that one of their residents had escaped. Treatment Coordinator Alianna Noah-Rayon provided the following information. 

“Johnathan Linerud walked away from Missoula Pre-Release Center,” Noah-Rayon said. “He was last seen at approximately 0700 hours on October 5th, when he signed out for work. Mr. Linerud is a 31-year-old Native American male with a stocky build. He weighs approximately 230 lbs. and is 5ft 9in tall. Hazel eyes and black hair. He has tattoos, scars, and piercings.” 

According to Noah-Rayon, Linerud has a felony conviction out of Lake County and is serving a 10-year DOC sentence for assault with a weapon.  

“Anyone having information about this individual, please contact your local law enforcement,” Noah-Rayon said. “Because of the walk-away from the Pre-release Center, a warrant for Felony Escape has been issued for his arrest.” 

We will provide more information about this incident when it becomes available. 

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