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Man walks away from Missoula Pre Release Center

Posted at 7:13 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 09:13:37-05
Douglas Bearchild
Douglas Bearchild (Montana Department of Corrections photo)

MISSOULA – Authorities are looking for a man who walked away from the Missoula Pre Release Center on Thursday evening.

Authorities say Douglas Bearchild, walked away from the designated smoking area on at approximately 7:50 p.m.

Bearchild, 30, is a Native American male who is 5’10” tall, weighs and 170 pounds and has a medium build. He has black hair and brown eyes.

He has a pierced left ear, two scars on his chest, and a scar on his right forearm.  Bearchild was last seen wearing a cap with yellow letters spelling “Nirvana”, a black hoodie and dark pants.

Bearchild has a felony conviction out of Cascade County and is serving on a 10-year sentence with five years suspended for Assault with a Weapon.

Anyone with information about Bearchild’s whereabouts is asked to contact local law enforcement.