UPDATE: Kennewick Police reported Thursday night that Thompson was arrested in Puyallup without incident.

KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Local police agencies are looking for a man who escaped from police custody Thursday.

According to a press release from the Kennewick Police Department, Roger Dwayne Thompson, 44, was recently released from prison to a Kennewick home after serving 2 years for 1st Degree Theft and other crimes. 

As a condition of his release, Thompson was required to wear a GPS tracking device while on community custody status. 

When he was in custody, Thompson made several threats to kill Department of Corrections employees, police officers and himself once he was released, and specified that he would use a firearm to carry out those threats.

Thursday afternoon, Thompson was transported to the area of Stevens and Knight St. in Richland for an appointment where he removed his GPS tracker and escaped. 

Police say Thompson is considered a threat to the community and should be considered armed and dangerous.  He currently has an active DOC escape warrant for his arrest. If anyone knows where Thompson is or sees him the area, please call 911 immediately. 

Thompson is described as a white male 5'10", 205 lbs, with brown hair, brown eyes, and tattoos on his left ear, arm sleeves, legs, chest and back.

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