CRIME: Police search for escapee
The North Dakota Department of Corrections is asking for help in finding a 22-year-old man who escaped from custody Sunday. Charles Benjamin Goodsoldier walked away from the Tompkins Community Treatment Program in Jamestown, N.D. Authorities say ...
The North Dakota Department of Corrections is asking for help in finding a 22-year-old man who escaped from custody Sunday.
Charles Benjamin Goodsoldier walked away from the Tompkins Community Treatment Program in Jamestown, N.D. Authorities say he left on an approved pass and never returned.
"Goodsoldier had progressed nicely in the treatment program, reaching the fourth of four levels, so he was allowed to attend an activity at the local YMCA with two other residents," said Rick Hoekstra, the program manager for the Division of Field Services for the Department of Corrections.
"He chose to walk away from the activity and, when the other residents returned, he was unaccounted for."
Goodsoldier was in custody for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor. In 2006, he was with a juvenile female when she stole her grandmother's vehicle. Goodsoldier already was on probation and was sentenced to serve the remainder of a one-year sentence in jail, Hoekstra said.
Goodsoldier is not seen as a danger, according to the Department of Corrections. He is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 240 pounds. He has short black hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos, including the name "Goodsoldier" on the inside of his left forearm and the word "Chuck" across the top of the fingers on his left hand.
Anyone with information on Goodsoldier's whereabouts is asked to contact their local law enforcement or the Department of Corrections at (701) 527-0147.