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Search underway for Hamilton jail escapee

Clint Gary Nickerson
Posted at 8:34 AM, Jul 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-04 17:24:55-04

(UPDATE, 2:05 p.m.) The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office says that Nickerson has been apprehended. No details have been released at this point.

(1st REPORT, 8:34 a.m.) Authorities are looking for Clint Gary Nickerson, who escaped from custody in Hamilton on Monday, July 4, 2022.

Nickerson, 50 years old, escaped at approximately 1:40 a.m. and was seen in the Hamilton area wearing orange pants and no shirt. He is 5’11” tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has a shaved head, a white beard, and no teeth.

Authorities say Nickerson is believed to have stolen a shirt and hat from a nearby business. The shirt is believed to be an Army green short-sleeved button-up shirt. The hat is possibly a gardener/sunshade hat of unknown color.

The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office reports Nickerson, who was arrested on June 6, was originally being held on several charges including burglary, and possession of dangerous drugs/paraphernalia. Bond had been set at $10,000.


Nickerson is believed to be in the Hamilton and/or Corvallis areas, and should not be approached.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or call the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office at 406-363-3033.

Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton said, “At this point, our main focus is to get Nickerson into custody, we ask anyone with information to contact us in order to arrest him as soon as possible."

He added that anyone who aids or helps Nickerson will also be charged will “applicable felony charges.”

The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office is looking into the circumstances surrounding the escape. Nickerson is now also facing a felony escape charge.