Inmate Tries to Dash for Freedom

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — An inmate from the Curry County Jail is back in custody after a very short-lived dash for freedom.

21 year-old Joshua Wayne Haussler had been transported by ambulance from the Jail to Curry General Hospital at about 9:45 on Wednesday morning.

Just as Haussler was being released to return to the jail, and prior to being shackled in handcuffs and leg irons, he ran from sheriff’s deputies.

Deputies then chased after him and Haussler was captured less than 500 feet from the hospital.

He was out of custody for less than five minutes.