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Inmate escapes from Park County jail and is armed

Jordon Earl Linde, an inmate at the Park County Detention Center in Livingston, escaped, is armed, and should be considered dangerous.
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Posted at 6:27 AM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-26 20:23:32-04

(UPDATE, 9:33 a.m.) Shortly after daylight, Park County Sheriff's deputies found the vehicle Linde had stolen.

Linde is still at large and is believed to be driving a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country minivan with Montana license plate 49-6627D, which is also stolen.



(1st REPORT) Jordon Earl Linde, a 34-year old inmate at the Park County Detention Center in Livingston, has escaped, and is armed and should be considered dangerous.

The Park County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that just before 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, Linde overpowered a Park County Detention Center officer and took his sidearm and vehicle keys.

He was wearing inmate clothing with black and white stripes. He has possession of a pistol and was last known to be driving a Park County Detention Center minivan.

Jordon Earl Linde, an inmate at the Park County Detention Center in Livingston, escaped, is armed, and should be considered dangerous.
Jordon Earl Linde is armed and should be considered dangerous.

He was last seen around mile marker 11 on US Highway 89 North.

Park County deputies and officers from surrounding counties and agencies are searching for Linde.

If you see Linde, do not approach him or try to apprehend him. Please call the Park County Sheriff’s Office at 406-222-2050, or call 911.

According to the jail roster, Linde was being held on the following charges:

  • Felony Criminal Possession of Dangerous Drugs with Intent to Distribute
  • Felony Criminal Possession of Dangerous Drugs- Opiate/Meth (X2)
  • Misdemeanor Criminal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Misdemeanor Justice Court Warrant for Failure to Appear