REDMOND, OR -- A convicted sex offender is on the run and detectives are asking for the public’s help to find him. Redmond Police Lt. Curtis Chambers says Michael Bremont was indicted last year on new Sex Abuse charges, and ordered to wear a GPS ankle bracelet until his trial, which was set to start next week. "On Wednesday," Chambers says,
"Redmond Police were notified the ankle bracelet Mr. Bremont was wearing appeared to be tampered with." They recovered the bracelet, but not the suspect. "The investigation revealed that Mr. Bremont, who is now going by the name of Michael Tallman, may have fled the area or is about to flee the state." He's also known to use the name Jacob Straib.
Lt. Chambers says, "Mr. Tallman has been previously convicted of Sex Abuse in the second degree, after engaging in a sexual relationship with underage students at the Redmond Proficiency Academy; a school in which he helped found and directed." He served his time for that conviction, but was indicted on ten new counts last year after another victim came forward to report crimes that allegedly occurred several years ago. That trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday.
Anyone who knows where he is should call Deschutes County non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911, or their local law enforcement.