Jordan Benjamin Harris

Inmate escapes custody in Northern California

Jordan Benjamin Harris

Update (12-04-17) – Escaped inmate Jordan Harris was found during a compliance check at a Loleta residence. He was taken into custody and booked on charges of escape and possession of a controlled substance while in custody.

FERNDALE, Calif. – Police in Northern California are asking the public to be on the lookout for an inmate who escaped custody just before 11:00 a.m. Friday.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said 28-year-old correctional facility inmate Jordan Benjamin Harris ran away from his work crew near the Ferndale Fairgrounds.

Harris is described by police as a Native American man, 6 feet tall, weighing 170 pounds with short brown hair, hazel eyes, and a medium build. He has a tattoo reading “Yurok” on his neck. When he escaped, he was wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans, but may have a white shirt on.

The sheriff’s office said Harris was last seen running on Arlington Avenue toward 5th Street.

Anyone with further information is asked to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251.

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