State Prison Inmate William McGinnis, of Lincoln County, was discovered missing from a work crew near Bush Park in Salem at approximately 12:05 p.m., Tuesday, April 26. McGinnis is a 30-year-old Caucasian male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. McGinnis was last seen wearing blue jeans with the word “inmate” and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange, and a blue t-shirt with the word “inmate” and the DOC logo stenciled in orange on the front and back.
Then today, at about 6PM, a citizen recognized William MCGINNIS by his neck tattoo in a McDonalds located near Commercial Street and Kuebler Blvd and called 911. During this time, the 911 caller kept law enforcement updated as MCGINNIS exited McDonalds and entered a nearby Applebee’s restaurant.
OSP and Salem Police arrived at the Applebee’s prompting MCGINNIS to flee through the kitchen area. MCGINNIS ran out the rear of the restaurant where he was captured by law enforcement without incident.
McGinnis entered DOC custody on November 11, 2014 on one count of burglary in the first degree out of Lincoln County. His earliest release date was supposed to April 17, 2017. But with this incident, it’s likely to be a tad later.