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Authorities searching for Missoula PreRelease Center escapee

Torry Rockroads
Missoula PreRelease
Posted at 5:17 PM, Oct 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 12:54:45-04

MISSOULA — Authorities are continuing to search for a man who escaped from the Missoula Prerelease Center on Thursday.

The Missoula Police Department responded to a report of two PreRelease residents who had escaped from the facility wearing neon jumpsuits.

One male was located shortly after leaving at around 4 p.m. Thursday and was taken into custody without incident. Authorities are still searching for the second man — Torry Rockroads — who is described as being a Native American in his 20s.

Rockroads, 27, is approximately 5’9” tall, weighs approx. 170lbs. He has scars around his left eye and has tattoos on his arms. Rockroads has a felony conviction out of Yellowstone County and is serving a four-year prison sentence for Accountability for Robbery.

Rockroads should not be approached. Anyone who sees him is asked to contact 911. The Missoula Police Department noted in a Friday morning update that it's believed that Rockroads has left the Missoula area.